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Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo have been linked with a move to Manchester UnitedGetty

Manchester United can comfortably win the title if they add two match-winners to their squad, according to former defender Gary Neville. The Red Devils are third in the table with 28 points, trailing league leaders Manchester City by a point.

Louis van Gaal has seen his side fail to find the back of the net regularly as they scored only 20 goals in the league from 14 league matches. Wayne Rooney's form has taken a dip, while summer signing Anthony Martial has also struggled after a brilliant start to his life in England.

The Old Trafford club have been linked with a move in signing Barcelona star Neymar, former United forward Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale in the summer. Neville believes adding any of these two players will see his former club walk away with the title.

"If you put two more players into Manchester United's team, say a Gareth Bale or a Cristiano Ronaldo into that team, that team could win the league. Because the structure that is being built at this moment in time is solid," Neville told Sky Sports.

"But they need that match-winner, that Neymar, that Luis Suarez, the one that is going to light up a game and score one or two goals to take it away, then all of a sudden they would look like a Barcelona, because they're dominating possession, making teams look foolish."

United were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Leicester City in the last league clash. The former England international has expressed his disappointment after Van Gaal's side decided against going for the winner in the final quarter of the match.

"Even in the last 15 minutes, they didn't fully commit to winning the game. Historically, you would like to see punch after punch, you would want to see bodies being thrown forward, but you might get caught on the counter attack and lose 2-1 that way," he explained.

"But that's not the way in which this Manchester United team play, and the heart wants them to go forward, commit players and be reckless in some ways.

"I do think they are quite close when I think about it with my head, but my heart thinks I'd like to see them die trying a little bit more and go for it.

"But he's a year-and-a-half in, Louis van Gaal, and he should get a lot more time to do what he wants to do. I was in the same opinion when David Moyes was at Manchester United, and I'm in the same opinion now."