Manchester United must avoid 'statement' signing

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Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has urged his old club not to make a ‘statement’ signing before the end of the transfer window.

The former Red Devils goalkeeper believes David Moyes should only target a player that will improve the squad.

And, despite many suggesting United should target a marquee signing to kick-off the David Moyes era, Schmeichel doesn’t think United need to bring a major name to Old Trafford.

United have seen bids for Cesc Fabregas, Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini all rejected this summer, and with under two weeks till the transfer window shuts, Moyes is running out of time to bring in new recruits to the Theatre of Dreams.

However, Schmeichel certainly sees no reason to panic. The ‘Great Dane’ told The Independent: "I would never bring in a player to make a statement.

"Maybe with a new manager and a new chief executive they feel a need to tell the fans Manchester United still have the power and money and can still sign the players.

"That is important because there are a lot of fans out there who are unsure about how financially strong Manchester United are and how committed the owners are to spend the money that is being created by the club.

"But the players have to be an improvement.

"If they are not of the right calibre you stay away from it. You don't sign a player for the sake of it."

Manchester United host Chelsea in the Premier League next Monday evening and it will be interesting to see if United make any new signing before Jose Mourinho’s side visit Old Trafford.

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