"Ole has a monster job … even Manchester United can not spend £ 300 million per transfer window": Graeme Souness said that Solskjaer had no quick fix at Old Trafford after Barcelona's fall in the Champions League

  • Graeme Souness said: "There is no quick fix in Manchester United"
  • He thinks United may need several transfer windows to build a winning team.
  • Liverpool legend has not been impressed by United's presence in Barcelona

Liverpool legend, Graeme Souness, believes that Manchester United will require many transfer windows and hundreds of millions of pounds before having a team capable of fighting for major titles.

Souness watched from a television studio United's exit from the Champions League on Tuesday night, comfortably beaten 3-0 by Barcelona to finish on a 4-0 run.

According to Souness, many players who have played are not good enough or uncertain enough to stay, yet is not convinced that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can succeed in the long run as a United manager.

Graeme Souness told Virgin Media Sport that there was no silver bullet for Manchester United

Graeme Souness told Virgin Media Sport that there was no silver bullet for Manchester United

Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has important work to do at Old Trafford

The last time the Premier League trophy was won at Old Trafford was back in 2013 and Souness said: "There is no silver bullet in Manchester United".

Speaking on Virgin Media Sport, he added, "People will think I'm going to come to that because I'm anti-United, but not the least bit. I am a football player and Ole has a huge job in his hands. There is no quick fix.

"Right now, what you're looking at, unless the youth system is being followed by a flood, will have to come to the fore, big, big in the niche transfer.

"They will not do it in a transfer window. After firing (Jose) Mourinho, I felt the need to entrust the work to a person with a connection to the club and that's what they did. It remains to be seen if Ole is the right man for the job.

"What you would have to say with the two previous managers is that their transfer transactions have been mediocre. It must change if Manchester United must succeed. They have not bought well over the past four or five years and they are paying for it now.

United's players seemed discouraged after their 3-0 defeat against Barcelona at Camp Nou on Tuesday

United's players seemed discouraged after their 3-0 defeat against Barcelona at Camp Nou on Tuesday

David de Gea (left) and Solskjaer struggled through the pitch after Tuesday's loss.

David de Gea (left) and Solskjaer struggled through the pitch after Tuesday's loss.

& # 39; Among the team that started in Barcelona, ​​how much can you say that she will be part of this team and will be the main man over the next five years? Would you like to put your house on (Paul) Pogba? I certainly would not do it, even if people expect me to say it.

& # 39; Then you think about (Alexis) Sanchez and he'll go out. (Marcus) Rashford is coming, but is it the real deal? We will have to wait and see about it.

"The goalkeeper suddenly looks vulnerable. The retarded guys? No. The defenders who played in Barcelona? No (Jesse) Lingard, I'm not sure.

"There are a lot of positions to consider and you do not solve all of them in one transfer."

United must now fight to qualify for the Champions League next season. They are sixth in the Premier League standings with five games to play.

Souness added, "Now, United is fighting to get into the Champions League, where the real dosh is. They must participate, but they can not continue to spend £ 200m or £ 300m each transfer window to achieve it. "

United's French midfielder Paul Pogba was holding hands on his hips in Barcelona

United's French midfielder Paul Pogba was holding hands on his hips in Barcelona

Young Marcus Rashford failed to make a splash as Barcelona won against United

Young Marcus Rashford failed to make a splash as Barcelona won against United

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