Paul Scholes has pinpointed what Manchester United need to do in the transfer market to close the gap on Manchester City.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men remain ten points behind their cross-city rivals after the weekend's Premier League results.
Raheem Sterling's early strike gave Pep Guardiola's side a narrow 1-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates.
While goals from Marcus Rashford, Daniel James and Bruno Fernandes eased United to a comfortable 3-1 success against Newcastle.
As it stands, United will finish below their next door neighbours in the table for the eighth consecutive season.
And club legend Scholes told BT Sport exactly where the Red Devils need to strengthen if they want to end that run.
He began: "I said before the game I think that they're missing a real dominant centre-back.
"You look back at the history of the teams that win leagues, they have real leaders in the back four.
"I think Maguire possibly could be but I think they need somebody with him who could be really dominant in that position, really commanding, can bully a centre-forward, can demand from the rest of the squad around him on and off the pitch as well. I just think they're missing that.
"I don't think we're that far off at all. I think the attacking play, the midfield play, Paul Pogba's looked a brilliant player, the player we hoped we'd bought.
"Fred and McTominay are doing well, McTominay especially, and the attacking players, the attacking players.
"A young Greenwood coming of age really. This lad could be a superstar.
"You've got Rashford, you've got Martial. Martial's struggling for confidence I suppose but that lad's got real ability.
"We've got the experience of Cavani, there's goals in the team, Fernandes, I've not even spoke about Fernandes.
"I just think a real dominant centre-half with authority. It could take United to that next level."
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