Tony Cascarino believes Manchester United will have to invest between £50-100 million this summer to improve their squad.
The Red Devils lost 1-0 to title rivals Manchester City in Monday night’s crunch tie at the top of the Premier League, a result which leaves the Blues ahead of their city rivals on goal difference.
Many critics have blamed poor team selection for the loss and former Chelsea striker Cascarino, now a newspaper journalist, believes Sir Alex Ferguson will have to spend this summer on players who can slot straight into the team, rather than just to improve the squad.
“Ferguson has spent a lot of money on players who he thought could do a job, but he’s ended up leaving them out of the biggest game of the season," Cascarino told Hawksbee and Jacobs.
“Man United will spend between £50-100million [this summer] and I think they’ll be [buying] players with not so much indecision about whether they’ll play or not, they’ll be starters. He bought a lot of squad players this year.”
Many believe Nemanja Vidic’s injury against Basel in the Champions League has been a serious dent in Man United’s title challenge and Cascarino claims the Serbian has been a major loss for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.
“Nemanja Vidic is a huge miss - it’s cost united,” he went on to say. “He’s similar to Vincent Kompany in his style.
“It’s been a huge blow for United and, to their credit, they have had no Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic for a lot of the season and they’ve still been competitive enough to compete for the title.