Man Utd hero reveals the one player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should sign this summer

Manchester United will focus on strengthening their squad now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed full-time boss – and Dimitar Berbatov has revealed who he wants his former club to sign.

Solskjaer signed a three-year deal worth £7.5million a year on Thursday and admitted his immediate aim is to make United champions again and deliver a first league title since 2013.

And Berbatov, the former United, feels that he’ll need to strengthen his squad if United are to challenge for trophies next season.

The legendary Bulgarian has highlighted defence as an area to bolster – and suggested the club should look no further than Ajax’s teenage captain Matthijs de Ligt.

Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov seen in 2010

“United have spent a lot of money in recent seasons, so they need to make sure they don’t spend for spending’s sake; they need to think carefully about what they need and choose wisely,” Berbatov told Betfair .

“In attack, with [Marcus] Rashford, [Anthony] Martial, [Romelu] Lukaku and [Jesse] Lingard, they have everything they need, but I think they need to focus on two areas; central defence and a central midfielder who can free up Paul Pogba to play in attacking areas.

“We’ve seen lots of names mentioned as a potential defender signing, with (Harry) Maguire and (Toby) Alderweireld consistently linked, and I like them both – they’re solid and comfortable bringing the ball out of defence.

Ajax’s teenage captain Matthijs de Ligt is hot property

“One player I would love to see at Old Trafford is Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt, although I know every big club in Europe is after him. I watched him play against Real Madrid and he looks the real deal – so confident and assured for a player of his age.

“Having his international team-mate Virgil van Dijk already in the Premier League could be a boost for any English team chasing De Ligt.

“The Liverpool man will be telling him how good the league is and that can make a real difference to where you choose to go.”

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