Rio Ferdinand wants Manchester United to sign players that have a “certain DNA” this summer to ensure progression.
The Red Devils are much-improved since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho in December, with United two points off the top four and into the Champions League quarter-finals.
However, to continue the club’s progress under the Norwegian, Ferdinand thinks that the club must sign players that fit the club.
“We have tried different managers, tried different philosophies and finally we have gone back to what worked in the past and what will work in the future,” Ferdinand told the Irish Independent.
“I just hope the club’s owners realise that the way they have run the club and the managerial changes they have made at a rapid rate is not how United works. You need people in charge of the team that understand this club and that is what we have got now.
“Manchester United is not like every other club and people who don’t understand that will fail when they go there. The pictures are on the walls to remind you of United’s history and in the last few years, the club has moved away from what makes it special.
“Every player who walks through the door at United needs to have a certain DNA and too many have been signed by the club in recent years that lack those qualities.
“It’s not just talent, it’s much more than that. Are you good enough to be a United player, do you want it enough, do you understand what it means to wear the shirt and represent the club.”