The best of Gary Neville's Twitter Q&A

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has given his view on a variety of issues at the club during a Twitter Q&A.

United have one foot in the Europa League semi-finals after last night’s 2-0 win over Granada.

A first trophy since 2017 would give the whole club a boost going into the summer transfer window and Neville was asked who his dream United signing would be in the months ahead.

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United have been interested in Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane since 2019 according to Goal – who claim Solskjaer still wants him this summer.

Solskjaer is still looking for a partner for captain Harry Maguire, who Neville feels is United’s most important player.

There are plenty who would say it’s Bruno Fernandes, but Neville plainly disagrees.

He was also asked about the goalkeeping situation. David de Gea played last night but Dean Henderson started the league meeting with Brighton on Sunday.

He clearly feels Henderson needs a run of league games during the run-in to see whether he can reach the level required to be United’s long-term goalkeeper.

He also said he’d like to have played with Mason Greenwood, although also claimed that United need to sign players in the positions he plays in this summer.

Perhaps next season will be the one where Greenwood really establishes himself as United’s number nine, and he put in another good performance through the middle last night.

Neville also said he can’t understand Donny van de Beek’s treatment at United.

He was a late substitute last night but has struggled for games this season. It seems Solskjaer sees him as a backup for Fernandes in the number ten role.

But given the Portuguese plays pretty much whenever he’s fit, surely van de Beek won’t be content with that.

Perhaps when Paul Pogba’s future becomes clearer, so will van de Beek’s and he can play a role in getting United to play forward quicker, like Neville wants.

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