Manchester United fans know that this summer could be a massive one for their club. Old Trafford has fallen a long way from where they should be and reinforcements this summer are a necessity.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have a good idea of what he needs to do and who he needs to bring in, but he could do a lot worse than listening to Neil Warnock’s advice on where the club needs to go from here.
Neil Warnock pulled no punches when he shared his views on what Manchester United need this summer. Whilst talking on Alan Brazil’s TalkSPORT Breakfast show, the Cardiff gaffer claimed: “United have got to go the way it looks they might be going, even though that’s expensive, and that is to bring in the best young players.
“They’ve done the other way, they’ve spent £300m or £400m on players who are supposed to be world stars, and yet they haven’t got a team. They haven’t got a team at all.
“If they bring the young lads they’re talking about bringing in, they can mould them and I think fans will accept 100 per cent effort from young lads.”
We all know the quote. Alan Hansen, whilst speaking on Match of the Day back in 1995, came out with the line “you can’t win anything with kids” after watching Manchester United lose 3-1 to Aston Villa (BBC).
We saw Hansen proved to be very, very wrong as Man United won the Premier League that season, and it looks again like the Red Devils would do well to follow that mould again, with Warnock urging the Manchester giants towards that.
We’ve all had a chuckle at Warnock’s expense at some point, it’s almost impossible not to, but sometimes the veteran manager comes out with some quotes that makes you think he might actually be onto something with his estranged rants.
This time, he couldn’t be more bang on, and if Solskjaer is to listen to anything that Warnock comes out with, the fans will be desperate for it to be this. Using Marcus Rashford and other young players to fill the void at Old Trafford would be a superb move, and would go a long way.
We know that there will be millions and millions to spend at Old Trafford this summer, but Ed Woodward and co should be very careful with who they sign, as planning for the future has to be key and Warnock is certainly onto something.