Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has urged Real Madrid to strengthen their squad before the transfer closes.

The European champions have suffered a 4-2 defeat to their City rivals Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night in their UEFA Super Cup clash.

La Liga giants lost their goal-machine Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Juventus this summer, signing a four-year contract with the Italian champions.

Madrid captain Ramos has revealed that Los Blancos are able to cope without the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

However, former Bayern Munich star Hargreaves believes the Champions League winners need to sign two attackers to help Bale and Benzema.

“I was surprised really. All of a sudden, Real look like they lack depth,” Hargreaves said when asked about Los Blancos’ loss in Tallinn, Estonia.

“Some of those younger players – Mayoral, Ceballos and Vazquez all came on.”

“Real after that performance need to strengthen. They have money to spend and they need to do it.”

“They need two attackers. Benzema scored a great goal and Bale looked terrific in little spells. But what happens if one of them gets injured?”

“Asensio is a terrific player, but he’s still very young and for him to carry the load that Cristiano [Ronaldo] did is unfair.”

“Mayoral is not proven – they need two stars, two difference makers.”

“I would be surprised if they didn’t try to get at least one player – a Hazard type.”

“Obviously Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are the dreams, but they are unrealistic.”

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