Jamie Redknapp has revealed his thoughts on Sir Alex Ferguson’s moves in the summer transfer period, and while the football pundit believes the manager made a good signing in Ashley Young, he claims that United are a poorer side for not having Luka Modric and Wesley Sneijder on board.
Sneijder and Modric were both connected with moves to Old Trafford in the summer, with Sneijder eventually staying at Inter Milan and Modric nearly making a move from Tottenham to Chelsea.
But while both deals eventually fell through for United, Redknapp believes that there is something lacking in the line-up that could prove costly for the Red Devils this season.
“It's midfield where I think this current United side are missing something - a creative spark,” he told Sky Sports.
“It is not hard to see why Sir Alex was all over Wesley Sneijder then Luka Modric in the summer, because I just think for all their good players, they lack that guy that can really pick out a special pass.
“Of course, they've still got some top players in there, but with no Paul Scholes to turn to, there is definitely something lacking.”
While Redknapp praised United star Ashley Young for his performances so far this season, the pundit argued that he might not be good enough to take on a much-improved Manchester City.
“Ashley Young has been a great addition and slotted right in, but I am not sure I can sit here and say Manchester United are a better side than they were last year,” he explained.
“[But] I am sure they would love nothing better than to prove me wrong on Sunday!”