Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to think about long-term prospects for his squad suggests club icon, Wayne Rooney.
The Red Devils require major surgery to their set up behind the scenes after finishing sixth in the premier league table
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A poor showing in the league also means that they will miss out on next season’s Champions League making their job of attracting top talents around the globe even more difficult.
However, United’s all-time record top goalscorer Rooney believes that the Red Devils should return to their mantra of signing the best young players and developing them into top players instead of splashing the cash on a few marquee signings.
“For Ole, I think the first thing he’s got to do is try and build the squad,” Rooney said on the BBC Five Live as Quoted by ESPN
“I don’t think bringing one or two players in for over £100m is going to really help with the squad and the players who are there.
“I think he needs to try and look at maybe five or six players who have got potential to be top players but you’re not spending £120m-£130m on these players.
“I think you spend £30m-£40m and then try to improve them, which will also give you longevity out of the players and allow you to build a squad around the five or six new players that come in, plus a few of the players who are still there.
“You could bring Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Messi in, or Gareth Bale for instance, and it’s going to cost you £300m-£350m which you’d get what? Maybe two years out of Ronaldo, a couple of years out of Ramos and then you’ve written that money off.”
Rooney’s former teammate Solskjaer has also previously mentioned his desire to sign hungry young homegrown players for the club.