Cape Town - Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs believes his
old side are in dire need of a quality creative midfielder to improve the
The Old Trafford legend feels former team-mate Ole Gunnar
Solskjaer needs to be backed again in the summer transfer market, with reports
the United board remain firmly behind their manager.
The Red Devils are continuing to speak to Sporting Lisbon
about a deal for midfielder Bruno Fernandes although things do seem to have
stalled a little over the £70 million asking price.
Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, along with Leicester
City playmaker James Maddison, are also names the Old Trafford hierarchy have
studiously run the rule over.
And Giggs insists bringing in names of that calibre would
allow Solskjaer to get his team playing more how the Norwegian would like.
"I don’t think he's got the players," the former United
winger said when asked by BeIN Sports about Solskjaer changing the current
"He's probably a couple of players short in changing
that way of playing. You know, that No.10, that focal point, and also a
"Paul Pogba's been so inconsistent. On his day, he could be
that player. But they are missing a Grealish, a Maddison, a player like that
could unlock the door."
United will tonight be looking to stay within touching
distance of the Premier League’s top four when they host Burnley at the Theatre
of Dreams, having comfortably dispatched Sean Dyche’s team 2-0 at Turf Moor
late last month.
Fourth-placed Chelsea stretched their advantage over United
to six points with a 2-2 draw against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday
Wolves are level with the north-west giants on 34 points but
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men next face Liverpool on Saturday before a clash with
United and the visit of Leicester City, possibly giving Solskjaer’s men a
chance to put some daylight between themselves and the West Midlanders.
- TeamTalk Media