Manchester United legend Bryan Robson believes new manager David Moyes doesn't necessarily need to sign a central midfielder. 

United's midfield has been heavily criticised in recent years as weaknesses have shown throughout the season. 

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The club has been linked with numerous central midfielders since Sir Alex Ferguson's departure from the club. However Robson believes the likes of Anderson, Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley are capable of starting in midfield.

Robson said: "I know with the Manchester United fans, they are used to having a really dominant central midfield player, Like Keaney, Incey, myself and then Scholesy.  

"But I think what the fans have got to look at is: Is the balance of the squad pretty good anyway without having that type of player in? You've got to say 'yes' as we won the title by 11 points. 

"Now, of course you always want to improve but you've got to look at the balance of Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Tom Cleverley, Michael Carrick, Ando [Anderson] and the rest. 

"They are still very, very good players but you've got to look at the balance and is that right, rather than go out and try to get an individual who you must rely on all the time."

"So my message to Manchester United fans is don't be too influenced by this talk that we need this midfield player because I think the boys can cope." 

Robson is confident Manchester United will continue to win trophies under Moyes. 

He concluded: "If you look at the squad we've got at this moment in time, it's a healthy squad with a great chance of retaining the championship next year."


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