Manchester United former player Wayne Rooney believes that the Red Devils need to re-organize the club from root one and buying big names won’t help the case. This comes at a time when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing problems signing huge names owing to their UEFA Europa League status.
“Ole’s better spending £30-40m on players with potential and building the squad around those five or six players. You could bring in players in Ronaldo, Messi, Ramos or Bale but it’s going to cost you £350m and you’d get two years out of them and you’ve written that money off,” Rooney said to BBC Radio.
Rooney further advised Solskjaer to build Manchester United around young players. Acquisition of budding players like Matthijs de Ligt would be key in that case. He further advised the fans to remain patient as results won’t come in the next season.
“The club needs to rebuild with younger players but they need to be good enough and I think the fans will understand that they are probably not going to compete for the Premier League next year. Let Ole have that time to build a team for the next two or three years that are going to compete at Premier League and Champions League level.”