Robbie Savage has made a bold claim that three major signings could transform Manchester United into potential title challengers against Man City and Liverpool.
The Red Devils have struggled to maintain consistency this season as they continue to push ahead with their hopes of a top-four finish.
But Savage believes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs a massive cash injection of £250m to transform his side into strong competition for Liverpool and City.
The 45-year-old Welsh pundit would want the United boss to bring in a world-class defender, a solid playmaker and a new attacking option up front.
Savage revealed in his column for the Daily Mirror that the Red Devils would need the likes of Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly, Aston Villa's Jack Grealish and Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho.
"If Solskjaer was handed £250 million to go out and sign central defender Kalidou Koulibaly, playmaker Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho up front, Solskjaer's best team would be capable of giving Liverpool and Manchester City a run for their money next season," he said.
"In an earlier column this season, I said United were miles away from Liverpool and City.
"But if they can beat other clubs to those major signings -- and Champions League football would be the best way to do that -- I now think a return towards the top end is achievable with one good summer in the transfer market.
"Before you rush for your keypads to disagree, consider the facts. This season, United have beaten Chelsea three times. They have beaten City twice. They have beaten Tottenham.
"And they are the only side to have taken a point from Liverpool in the Premier League.
"It's taken seven years, since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, to reach this stage, but I'm calling it now. Land those three big signings in the summer, and Manchester United will be back in business."
Sancho, 19, is reportedly set to quit the German club in the summer and has been heavily linked with United.
Villa captain Grealish is pushing for his side to avoid relegation this season, but he could be tempted with a move to Old Trafford in the summer.
Koulibaly has been linked with United since Jose Mourinho's time in charge at the Red Devils, but Napoli have refused to sell the highly-rated defender for under £100m.
United are seventh in the league and are six points behind Chelsea, though the club have a match in hand.
Solskjaer's men return to action on Sunday when they host Watford at Old Trafford.
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