Manchester United cult hero Lee Sharpe has surprisingly said that his old club ought to be disregarding their usual policy of signing promising young players for a new policy of signing already established stars.
Sharpe was one of the very first wave of ‘Fledglings’, signed from Torquay as a young prospect, and given his chance in the United first team. He had a successful career at Old Trafford – winning three league titles – but has raised a few eyebrows by suggesting the modern United shouldn’t recruit in the same way.
‘United aren’t a club who should be bringing people in because they have potential, they should be buying players who are already the finished article and who are already world class,’ he said on his Kicca page.
‘It’s about time they start acting like the top club that they are. Manchester United said last year that it was about getting top four.The next one will be a huge season and they will challenge to win it.
‘In order to put in a good challenge for the title, they need to go about buying the biggest names in the world and their recent signings of Schneiderlin and Schweinsteiger are encouraging.’
Two days ago, Sharpe re-inforced that support and also identified further areas where he feels United need to strengthen.
‘Superb couple of signings for Utd, they’ll add bite and creativity,and great to see De Gea has boarded the plane to the states. just need a goal scorer and a centre half now,’ he wrote. ‘Schweinsteiger is a great signing!! Never gives the ball away and can see a pass! Think he’ll create loads!’
Sharpe was at United for eight years from 1988-1996 and as well as the league titles, he won 2 FA Cups, a League Cup and a European Cup Winner’s Cup before moving to Leeds United.