Manchester United Need To Find The Next Nemanja Vidic, Admits Jamie Redknapp

United will have to pick up some incredible signings in the summer window if they want to be pictured as serious title contenders.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to find a right pick in the mould of Nemanja Vidic if he is to get a great defensive balance in United’s midfield.

Former Liverpool player Jamie  Redknapp has warned the United boss if he doesn’t find a player who checks well in all areas just like Vidic, United may continue to drag their feet in the Premier League.

The Red Devils are in fifth position on the Premier League log, one point adrift Chelsea, as they take on Saints Southampton on Saturday.

The Mancunians have a pocket of fantastic talents on their books, but they’re no where near the level of City and Liverpool.

Virgil van Dijk has turned the Reds into serious title contenders and Redknapp believes United need that same kind of player who could make things happen for the club.

Redknapp makes quick reference to former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson who “wasn’t just a great manager, he was brilliant when it came to recruitment too.

“He identified the right type of player who more times than not was a big success for Manchester United football club.”

He told talkSPORT: “If they got in the top four four it would be incredibly hard not to give Solskjaer the job.

“United certainly still need to sign a few players to improve the squad, though. They need to find the next Nemanja Vidic.”