ALEXIS SANCHEZ has urged Manchester United to sign a “big” player today if they want to win the Premier League.
Boss Jose Mourinho looks set to be left frustrated in his search for a defender when the transfer window closes at
Striker Sanchez said: “At United we have to sign big players, with experience. Barcelona just signed Arturo Vidal, who is a great player and my team-mate from Chile.
“He is an example of the type of players we need in order to win trophies and compete at the highest level.”
United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is under pressure to deliver after underwhelming deals for Fred, Diogo Dalot and Stoke back-up keeper Lee Grant.
Mourinho wanted a top defender but any deal now looks unlikely to happen.
Their failure in the transfer market has left Paul Scholes fearing Jose could quit if the Red Devils do not hit the ground running — starting against Leicester tomorrow.
United legend Scholes admits his beloved club lack the quality to compete with their rivals — especially defending champions
He said: “ Mourinho needs a good start. If they don’t do well and aren’t entertaining people and challenging for the title, he
“City are a really good side, great manager, some great players, a way of playing they all know about — United seem to be not too sure what’s going on.
“I hope I’m wrong but I don’t see them challenging for the league this year.”