Former Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves have urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to sign Super Eagles star Wilfred Ndidi and two others to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City for the Premier League title next season.
Red Devils are just three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea with nine Premier League games remaining to battle for the Champions League spot.
Manchester United have already been boosted by the signing of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting and Odion Ighalo on loan from the Chinese Super League side Shanghai Greenland Shenhua in the January transfer window.
But Hargreaves believes Red Devils need a defensive midfielder such as Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi to protect their offensive players.
The Champions League and Premier League winner also feels Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho’s arrival would make a huge impact at Old Trafford and claims Solskjaer is in need of a left-sided central defender.
‘It’s not about quantity, it’s about quality,’ Hargreaves told Premier League Productions.
“If you can have a Jadon Sancho – they need a right-winger – Sancho playing off the right hand would make a huge difference.
“Bellingham is 16 or 17, he’s going to be a super player but you need someone right now.
‘I think they need an Ndidi type, a defensive sitter. If you have Pogba and Fernandes then I think you need a defensive one there.
‘I think they also need a left-sided centre-back.
‘They have Lindelof, Maguire, Bailly but a left-sided centre-back would make a big difference.
When asked about United potentially signing a striker, Hargreaves replied:
“Harry Kane is the dream but they don’t desperately need him’