Rooney: "Messi and Cristiano wouldn't solve Man Utd's problems"

Rooney:

Speaking to United's official website, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke highly of the young prospect, saying: "Obviously, he's had a couple of injuries, but he's a boy I can't wait to see in pre-season for us".

Lingard has won the FA Cup, the Europa League and the League Cup with United and will be determined to help his side improve next campaign as they go in search of more silverware.

Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney, believes signing world class players in the stature of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi would not solve the Old Trafford outfit's problems. Last season Lingard mustered just four goals in the Premier League and will be keen to be more prolific when the new season kicks off in August.

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"For Ole, I think the first thing he's got to do is try and build the squad", Rooney told BBC Radio Five Live.

Dean Henderson's loan has been a rip-roaring success, as he successfully guided Sheffield United to Premier League promotion in no small part due to a fantastic season in between the sticks.

"He's better spending £30million to 40million on players with potential and building the squad around those five or six players".

After witnessing their arch-nemesis Liverpool lifting their sixth Champions League trophy last week, the Man United hierarchy is desperate than ever to bring in some big names this summer.

"You could bring in players in Ronaldo, Messi, Ramos or Bale but it's going to cost you £350m and you'd get two years out of them and you've written that money off", he warned.

The DC United forward added that the main priority for Ole Gunnar Solskjær is to build his squad and he should not target "one or two players for £100m".

"It's down to teams like United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham [Hotspur] and possibly Everton in the next two years to get to the level of Liverpool and Manchester City".

He was a consistent first-team player for the Irons racking up 29 appearances, but if he can't quite cut it in one of the lowest levels of English football, how is he going to perform in the Premier League?

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