Ryan Giggs thinks Man Utd need to follow Liverpool’s example as they try to get their recruitment back on track after years of a “mix of cultures”.
The Red Devils are on their fourth manager since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club in 2013 with David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho all having a go at bringing success back to Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now in the hotseat and has led Man Utd to a third-place finish this season with his faith in youth paying off.
Daniel James, Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have proved to be good bits of business by Solskjaer and the club, and now Giggs reckons Man Utd must back Solskjaer over the next few seasons.
“[David] Moyes didn’t last a season and the club recruitment was all over the place,” Giggs told the Daily Star. “You had Sir Alex players, Moyes players, then [Louis] van Gaal, with a different philosophy and different players. Then you’ve got [Jose] Mourinho coming in with his group.
“So, you’ve got this mix of cultures but are they really United players? To get rid of that takes a long time. That’s why the owners – and stability – is really important.
“For example, Klopp has been at Liverpool five seasons. Each year he’s improved, but it took him time to get players that he didn’t fancy out. It’s not just about bringing them in.”
Giggs added: “You get cycles in all sports and it’s very hard to stay on top all the time, but now, as a United fan, I look at the United players and I’m thinking: ‘Yes, those are players that I enjoy watching’.
“They might not be winning every single game but they look like Man United players.”