Manchester United icon Dwight Yorke has urged the club not to “waste money” on average players after links to Borussia Dortmund forward Donyell Malen.
Dutchman Malen, 24, has been tipped to join United having scored six goals in 22 games for Dortmund this term.
But Yorke – speaking to InstantCasino.com – insists the Red Devils need top-of-the-line additions to be competing again.
He said: “I haven’t seen enough of him to make a judgment on him, but he seems to be an alright player. United can’t waste money signing players who won’t improve the squad.
“I’m an aspiring coach, and that’s the first thing I take into consideration before I sign anyone. If this player doesn’t raise the level of the position he’s playing in, then the team will continue on the same path.
“United need to sign players who will be comfortable with the pressure of the club and who will help them win football matches.
“A good player performs even when the rest of the team isn’t. We’re not seeing that in the current squad. Scott McTominay is the only one who looks as if he has a fire in his belly.”