Ex-Manchester United man: More signings were needed

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The man that was apparently key in getting Robin van Persie to join Manchester United has claimed Sir Alex Ferguson's successor failed to do what was needed in the summer transfer window.

Rene Meulensteen, who left the club after David Moyes was appointed at Old Trafford, has told talkSPORT that the new man should have drafted in more quality before the transfer window closed in September.

Marouane Fellaini's £27.5million move from Moyes' former club Everton on deadline day was the only prominent piece of business done by Manchester United and he has suffered a difficult start to his time at Old Trafford.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger revealed this week that Meulensteen was a big part in Van Persie's decision to join the Premier League champions and the coach believes Moyes should have made a signing of similar stature to keep up the momentum from their title glory.

"In my opinion I think there should have been some other players added to the team just to make sure there is a constant thrust to the team and that people want to join United to make sure they win more trophies," he said in the interview.

“Obviously a lot has been said about the transfer window and what David Moyes and the club went through to bring Marouane Fellaini in.

“The manager always needs to strengthen the team to get the maximum out of the players. The key is making sure, at the right time, you refresh the team and give them a new impulse because, especially upfront. If you don’t you become too predictable.

“Last year the arrival of Robin van Persie was the most important thing but this year, apart from Fellaini, nothing has really happened.”

Moyes will get the chance to prove Meulensteen wroing on Sunday when Manchester United welcome current Premier League leader Arsenal to Old Trafford.

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