Manchester United need to spend around £300million on new players, starting with Harry Kane, according to Lee Sharpe.
United were rolled over 1-0 by Newcastle on Sunday, with keeper David De Gea, among others, at a loss as to explain what’s going on at Old Trafford.
Sharpe, speaking on talkSPORT, believes Solskjaer needs to spend heavily in the transfer market and add to the summer signings Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James.
Former United and England winger Sharpe thinks Solskjaer should start by signing Tottenham striker Harry Kane for £200m.
He said: “I think you are looking at least £300million.
“You need someone like a Harry Kane for £200m/£220m that is going to score you 25 goals a season and you’ve got a different outlook in the team.
“So it is not going to be a cheap one.
“It’s difficult to keep up with the likes of Man City and Liverpool when they’ve set such high standards.
“You’ve got to stop comparing this team to Liverpool and City and great United teams of the past and give them the chance to grow and educate themselves and become potentially what they could be in a year or 18 months’ time.”
Sharpe has pointed the finger at Ed Woodward and questioned the poor decisions that have been made over the last few years.
“The last three managers, and the last three ways of doing things, have all not worked, so I don’t think it is just the managers,” added Sharpe.
“You’ve got to look at who is appointing the managers and who’s running the club from the top.
“This is another way of doing it, with Ole and playing youngsters and getting lads through the academy and getting rid of players like [Romelu] Lukaku and [Alexis] Sanchez and [Ander] Herrera.
“It is another avenue and they’ve got to trust what they are doing.
“Otherwise it’s another change at Christmas and it all starts from the beginning again.”