Ryan Giggs has urged Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to bring in a “creative player” with “quality” to help the side with their key weakness of breaking down defensive-minded teams.
Solskjaer brought in Harry Maguire, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in his first transfer window as head coach and despite a slow start to the season, James, in particular, looked brighter against Norwich on Sunday due to the return from injury of Anthony Martial.
The Red Devils have been linked with making a move for several players in January, with the latest reports in Tuesday’s newspapers indicating that United have two French players on their radar.
Speaking to The United Stand, however, Giggs said that the kind of player who can unlock tight defences would work best at Old Trafford right now.
“We need to bring quality in,” the 45-year-old said. “Ole has brought three in who are all doing well. His dealings have been very good so far.
“Give him the money other managers have had to get Manchester United players. Get another five or six players like that in, we will see a real difference. They are missing that creative player.
“It is no coincidence, the best performances have been against good teams. The lesser teams are always harder to break down. We are probably just a bit shy of them creative players and I think Ole recognises that.”
United’s next game sees them face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the EFL Cup.