Louis Saha claims Manchester United need four new recruits of Bruno Fernandes’ quality in order to challenge for titles.
Their form in the Champions League has been similarly mixed, with an impressive 2-1 win at PSG and 5-0 drubbing of RB Leipzig followed by a 2-1 loss to Istanbul Basaksehir.
One star who has regularly stepped up for United has been Bruno Fernandes, who has scored 18 goals in 33 games and established himself as a creative powerhouse since his £47million arrival in January.
Fernandes was at his match-winning best in the 3-1 win at Everton on Saturday, scoring twice and assisting once as United came from behind to win at Goodison Park.
Former United ace Saha believes Fernandes has set the benchmark for future signings and claimed four new arrivals of his quality are needed to bring silverware back to Old Trafford.
“The focus is on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer,” the Frenchman told Stadium Astro.
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“But you also have to look at the recruitment. Some new signings like (£47million midfielder) Fred, you can see the quality but he’s not going to make the difference.
“The signing of Fernandes, you need four of them. You need four of them to actually compete and this is what is missing. You need to know the mentality of new players.
“I want players there who want to win the Champions League and win big trophies. This is what is required here.”
Saha knows what it takes to win major honours for United. The former striker scored 42 goals across four-and-a-half seasons with the club, winning the Champions League, two Premier League titles and the League Cup.
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