Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock and torn into Alexis Sanchez, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku saying Solskjaer cannot build a team around them.
Warnock who guided the Bluebirds to a famous win against the Red Devils at Old Trafford on the final day of the campaign had advised his counterpart Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to change the tack at United if he wants to catch up with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.
“United have got to go the way it looks they might be going, even though that’s expensive, and that is to bring in the best young players,” he told talkSPORT.
“They’ve done the other way, they’ve spent £300m or £400m on players who are supposed to be world stars, and yet they haven’t got a team. They haven’t got a team at all.
“If they bring the young lads they’re talking about bringing in, they can mould them and I think fans will accept 100 per cent effort from young lads.
“[Marcus] Rashford would have to play up front because he’s just the best there is when he’s playing up front.
“There are one or two decent players they’re looking at, like the lad from Swansea [Daniel James]. They need to spend £15m or £20m on them to bring these young lads in.
“Ole and the hierarchy have got to realise that is the way forward for Manchester United, because they’re a long way behind.”
When asked regarding who’d he have shown the exit door if he was in charge at Old Trafford, he was quick to dump Alexis Sanchez, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku.
“Oh, absolutely,” he said.
“I wouldn’t touch them with a barge pole.”
Manchester United are all but set to sign Daniel James from Swansea for around £20m which will infuse some much-needed youth and energy in their squad.