Jose Mourinho told Man United need new signing in key position

Kenny Cunnigham believes Manchester United need a new signing in midfield to replace Ander Herrera

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Manchester United need to sign a more dynamic midfielder alongside Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba, Kenny Cunningham has claimed.

The Red Devils have already signed three players in the summer transfer window ahead of their return to the Champions League this season.

Jose Mourinho led the Red Devils to a sixth-place finish last season but Manchester United won the EFL Cup and the Europa League in their first campaign.

The 20-time English champions have signed Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic this summer.

The Serbia international has been signed to offer more options in defensive midfield as Matic competes with Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini for a starting spot.

The ex-Chelsea star should give Paul Pogba more of a license to get forward with Ander Herrera providing a link between defence and attack.

However, former Republic of Ireland defender Cunningham doesn’t believe Herrera is a good enough player to start in Manchester United’s first-team.

“Herrera, for me, he is not up to it. He is not good enough. A good professional, a big heart,” Cunningham told RTE Sport.

“They need better in there, they need more dynamic better quality player in that central midfield area.”

Manchester United lost 2-1 to Champions League holders Real Madrid in the Uefa Super Cup in Macedonia on Tuesday night.

The Red Devils will start their Premier League campaign with a home clash against West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

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