Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick is optimistic that the club will be able to compete for major titles again soon, after seeing Liverpool's success in just 'two or three' transfer windows.
Rangnick, who has been praised for his honesty since taking up his short-term post at Old Trafford, emphasised the need to strengthen in every position other than goalkeeper in order to improve and replace players who are departing after beating Brentford on Monday.
In the final home game of the season, Nemanja Matic, Edinson Cavani, and Juan Mata were all given the chance to say their goodbyes to the supporters. Another player who received an unexpected start was Phil Jones, who may have played his final game at Old Trafford.
Paul Pogba, who has been out due to injury, is also expected to play. Jesse Lingard, whose brother later condemned United as "classless" in a blistering social media post, had no such opportunity.
Rangnick just revealed last month that it could require up to ten new players, an increase from his earlier estimate of 'at least four or five.'
"Apart from goalkeeping, where we have three excellent goalkeepers, in all other areas there will be players leaving the club,” the German told Sky Sports after the final whistle against Brentford. “I wouldn't put focus on special areas of the pitch - it should go through the whole team.”