Paul Scholes has told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to forget about signing Jadon Sancho and instead pursue a deal for an out-and-out centre-forward like Erling Haaland or Harry Kane despite Manchester United landing Edinson Cavani this summer.
Solskjaer identified Borussia Dortmund sensation Sancho as his number one target but United failed to cough up the required £108million and the England winger will remain in Germany for the 2020/21 campaign.
And while Donny van de Beek was the only new arrival with just hours remaining of the transfer window, Cavani, Alex Telles, Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo all followed the Dutchman through the doors on a frantic deadline day at Old Trafford.
Free agent Cavani, PSG’s all-time top scorer with 200 goals in 301 appearances, put pen to paper on one-year contract and the 33-year-old is clearly raring to go after posting videos of himself training at home in full United colours.
However, the Uruguayan has already been discussing a potential move to Boca Juniors once his time at United is up and the club will likely return to the market for attacking reinforcements next summer.
United legend Scholes told Stadium Astro reporter Alison Bender he wants either Haaland or Kane at the Theatre of Dreams and urged Solskjaer to ditch his pursuit of Sancho after failing to land the youngster this summer.
The ex-England midfielder also expressed his disappointment that United once again failed to strengthen at centre-back.
Reacting to United’s transfer window, Scholes continued: ‘I don’t think he’s the first one who hasn’t been backed.
‘There’s been a lot of money spent but has it been spent on the first choices these managers want? I’m not too sure.
‘I think [Louis] van Gaal and [Jose] Mourinho especially had a moan about that and it’s understandable when they aren’t getting the players they want.
‘I think Ole’s been supported. I think Maguire at £80million is a lot of money, Fernandes just in January has been an excellent signing and the form was good especially coming from Fernandes in January time you felt that this team was going places.’
‘Okay, you can talk about pressure to get in the top four but that’s not the pressure United want, United want to be winning leagues.
‘You felt at the end of last season he would have got more support in the transfer market to go on again to that next level but he’s not been given that.
‘It’s quite clear the players he wanted have not come.’