Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen believes signing Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur would make sure the Purple Devils problem for the Premier League title.
United on Wednesday accomplished the signing of Donny van de Beek from Ajax in a deal which might rise to £40million.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly additionally eager on signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, whereas RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano has additionally been linked.
Closing the hole on rivals Manchester City and Liverpool will probably be of giant significance to the Norwegian, having secured Champions League soccer and brought United to the Europa League semi-finals final time period.
But Meulensteen, who served as Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant at Previous Trafford between 2007 and 2013, believes the signing of a high class striker ought to now be Solskjaer’s precedence.
“Clearly, there was a giant, huge hole there final 12 months,” Meulensteen instructed Jim White on talkSPORT. “And I believe the hole began form of within the early a part of the season.
“What’s vitally essential is that United are going to have a extremely good begin to the season in order that they don’t lose any floor, they’re in there and so they maintain competing.
“As a result of that may develop the assumption.
“I believe we’re possibly one other good signing away; I maintain saying they need to herald a extremely high, high striker.
“I believe, as an example, should you had been capable of get Kane – I don’t assume they might be capable to get him – I’d say sure, they’ll compete for the title subsequent 12 months.”
The signing of Van de Beek, who has been in comparison with Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, was heralded by many high European consultants – with United legend Edwin van der Sar even giving the 23-year-old his blessing.
However Danny Murphy warned followers he felt as if the signing of the Netherlands worldwide would successfully spell the top of Paul Pogba’s second stint at Previous Trafford.
Nevertheless, Meulensteen, who additionally was in control of the United reserve group, believes the World Cup winner might effectively keep in Manchester.
He added: “I can see the place Danny is coming from, when it comes to enjoying principally three attacking-minded midfield gamers in a single midfield.
“In sure video games, you may get away with it as a result of good footballers will at all times discover a method to play with one another.
“However should you come up in opposition to stronger opposition, then they’ll depart themselves brief defensively as a result of they’re all probably not defensive-minded gamers.
“I can see the place Danny comes from, so to insinuate does that imply Paul Pogba is gone? I’m not too positive.
“I believe there was so many speculations over the previous two seasons, when it got here to the top of final season it turned a bit extra apparent that Ole made it clear he needed to maintain Pogba. I’m not too positive whether or not he’ll go.”