Former Manchester United defender Danny Higginbotham insists the Red Devils must avoid making a “desperation” signing to solve their problems on the pitch.
United are yet to make any new signings with just two weeks of the January transfer window remaining, but are closing in on the purchase of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes for an expected fee of around £60million.
But Higginbotham has warned United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer against other recruits.
“There would be no point in my opinion in Solskjaer going and getting a player now for £25m-30m, whatever it may be, that’s going to sit on the bench, not be involved when a senior player comes back from injury,” Higginbotham said on Sky Sports News.
“What Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be looking at is, I know you’re looking into the future and you don’t know what’s going to happen, but if you get to the summer and all of a sudden you’ve spent quite a large sum of the pot on a player in January that’s not really going to be needed in the summer, then that would be a mistake.
“So I think if the right player comes along then I don’t think there would be any doubt about it that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would probably want to sign a player.
“But I don’t think he’s going to go and sign anybody out of desperation.
“I think that is a problem United have had over the years.”