Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has advised his former club to sign Angel Di Maria, Mats Hummels, Sami Khedira, Raphael Varane and Xabi Alonso.
Scholes insists it’s time for a ‘major change’ at Old Trafford and United need to invest in quality players immediately.
“After the defeat to Swansea City, and no player signed since the end of June, I feel it is time for major change. What do United need? Five players,” he told the Independent.
“Not five players with potential. Five experienced players... for now. Five proper players who can hit the ground running and turn around a situation that looks desperate.
“United’s forwards are as good as any team in the league. The problem is what comes behind them.
The 39-year-old revealed his favourite signings before the transfer window closes and admits Marcos Rojo could be a good start.
“My five would be: Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira, Raphaël Varane, Angel Di Maria and Mats Hummels,” Scholes explained.
“It would be hard to land them all. But that is the level that United need at this stage of the transfer window. I have not seen a lot of Marcos Rojo. He may fit the bill.
“As for Di Maria, I feel £50m is a lot but he has something that Old Trafford has lacked of late. He would bring that excitement to home games.
Scholes continued by saying he is tired of criticising his former club but insists it’s time to stop the mediocrity of late.
“Let us be clear about one thing. I am sick of having to criticise the club to which I gave my life as a footballer,” he added.
“But this is a United team that lost seven league games at Old Trafford last season and began on Saturday by losing at home to Swansea. United need to arrest their decline.
“In those years under Sir Alex Ferguson, when trophy followed trophy, this sort of mediocrity was unthinkable. But it is happening.”
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