MANCHESTER UNITED legend Dwight Yorke has slammed his former club’s transfer policy claiming they shouldn’t have signed Casemiro.
The Real Madrid midfielder has just joined the club in a deal worth £70million and is yet to make an appearance.
But Yorke, 50, has criticised the signing saying it was unneeded as well as hitting out at Man Utd’s recruitment set-up.
Speaking to Lord Ping, Yorke said: “Casemiro is a great player with pedigree, but he clearly wasn’t the first choice pick otherwise United would have signed him in June.
“I don’t think he is the type of player United need at the moment, but United aren’t getting top targets through the door so I imagine they’ve been a bit creative and signed the best player they could.”
The three-time Premier League champion believes the club can no longer attract the best players in the world.
He said: “United used to be able to pick the best players in Europe, but Man City and Liverpool are more attractive clubs these days.
“Not qualifying for the Champions League, not playing expansive and flamboyant football, has contributed to United missing out on players.”
Yorke is currently manager of Australian side Macarthur FC and he is shocked at the decline of Man Utd since Alex Ferguson’s departure saying: “Top four should never be described as a target for the club.
“It wouldn’t have been considered in my day, but that’s where we are as a football club. We absolutely need to qualify for the Champions League this year and anything else is a bonus.”
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Despite Erik ten Hag’s men could win versus Liverpool there remains long-term problems to fix and Yorke has suggested what he would’ve done.
He said: “I would have made Cristiano Ronaldo captain for the coming season. I think that would have been a clever move from Ten Hag,
“Because I don’t think Harry Maguire will be his number one centre-back and Ronaldo is the most experienced player in the team.
“That could have given Ronaldo a new lease of life. I don’t think you would have all of this uncertainty if he was appointed captain.”
Yorke stressed that the current squad does have quality via Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes and Ronaldo but those players must find their best form.
He believes part of Ten Hag’s job is to make the training ground at Old Trafford a happy place again and “get the players believing in his ideas and enjoying their football.”