Paul Merson offers simple advice to Jose Mourinho about Man United signings

The Arsenal legend encourages Manchester United to sign players with proven experience in the summer

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Paul Merson has advised Jose Mourinho to buy players with proven experience in the Premier League this summer.

The Red Devils appointed Mourinho as their new manager back in May 2016 after Louis van Gaal led the Red Devils to a disappointing fifth-place finish last term.

Manchester United signed four players in the 2016 summer transfer window as Mourinho looked to leave his stamp on the Red Devils squad.

Paul Pogba was signed in a world-record £89m deal from Serie A champions Juventus, while Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan both completed £30m transfers to Old Trafford.

Manchester United finished in sixth place in their first Premier League campaign under Mourinho, but the Portuguese coach did guide his team to EFL Cup glory at Wembley.

The three-time European champions can win the Europa League for the first time and secure a place in next season’s Champions League if Manchester United beat Ajax in the final on Wednesday night.

Speaking to Sky Sports about the signings Mourinho needs to make in the summer, Merson said:

“It’s important that Mourinho buys players that are proven in this league.”

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