'It's a massive challenge' – Former Man Utd star Sheringham says new boss Erik ten Hag needs at least SIX new players | The Sun

FORMER Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham believes the club needs to sign at least six players this summer.

The Red Devils endured another disastrous campaign last season.

Not only did they miss out on Champions League football, they accumulated just 58 points – the club's worst total since the 1989-90 season.

Man Utd officials are hoping that the addition of new boss Erik ten Hag will help turn things around, but Sheringham believes much more needs to be done.

When speaking to Lord Ping as per Football365, he suggested that the club needs to sign six players.

He said: "United need reinforcements across the pitch. In particular centre midfield, centre forward and on the wings.

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"We’re looking at five or six top players needing to come in. You need players to come in with the right character who appreciate the size of the task and are ready to get United back to where they should be.

"It’s a massive challenge. From a players point of view, if you were to pick between City or United, then you’re going to pick City every time at the moment.

"As a player, you want to play with the best players. Top players would love to slot in alongside [Kevin] De Bruyne or any of the world class players City have, the list is endless.

"They are the champions and they will be challenging for everything next season.

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"When you look at Manchester United, you don’t see that. There isn’t anyone there performing at the moment. It’s such a despairing thought.

"If Ten Hag goes in there and turns things around, everything can change very quickly."

Man Utd have already fallen behind their Premier League rivals in the transfer window so far.

While the likes of Tottenham, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool have all made new additions, the Red Devils have not yet completed any deals.

However, they have been heavily linked with a swoop for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

Ten Hag is eager to reunite with the 25-year-old after the pair enjoyed a successful spell together at Ajax.

But the Spanish giants are expecting around £70million for his services.

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Man Utd have also expressed an interest in Christian Eriksen, who will leave Brentford when his contract expires at the end of this month.

The club have already put an offer on the table, but reports have suggested that he wants to stay in London.

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