Midfielders Manchester United must target identified by Ryan Giggs
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has already agreed a deal for Fred - but Ryan Giggs believes he's still short in midfield.
Ryan Giggs has told Jose Mourinho to follow Real Madrid's route to success.
The Manchester United legend is predicting a summer of major upheaval at Old Trafford - and has identified key areas in need of address if Mourinho is to challenge Pep Guardiola next season.
Giggs - who was Louis van Gaal's assistant at United and would advise the Dutchman on transfer targets - believes Real's midfield duo of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are the type of players his former club should be targeting. He also claims Mourinho is lacking a world class centre back.
United have already agreed a £52m deal for Shakhtar Donetsk's Fred - but Mourinho wants to further strengthen in midfield.
He has identified Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Marco Verratti among a host of targets.
Giggs insists it is an area he needs to concentrate on.
"In midfield I'd like to see - we've been saying it for a long time, we thought Pogba would be that attacking midfielder I would like to see," he said. "They don't grow on trees unfortunately, a Modric, a Kroos type who can keep the ball. And also I think a centre half we need.
"All the successful United teams over the years – (Gary) Pallister, (Steve) Bruce, Jaap Stam, (Rio) Ferdinand, (Nemanja) Vidic – they've always had top class centre halves.
"Again, they don't grow on trees. Who do we get, I don't know, but I think a midfielder and centre half are vital."
Mourinho has drawn up a list of eight potential centre backs, with Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld and Real's Raphael Varane among them.
"I think United, there will be a lot of players going," Giggs told the South China Morning Post. "There will be a lot of players coming in."
The Wales manager, who has also backed a move for Gareth Bale this summer, insists United need to emulate the thrilling football produced by Guardiola's Premier League champions Manchester City.
"I played there for 25 years and as well as winning you want to entertain," he added. "I think it's always the same at United, you've got to entertain the crowd and you've got to win. It's not easy.
"When City did it last year that was a problem for United. You had the neighbours winning everything and playing attractive football as well. That just put the emphasis on United even more.
"Next year they've got the players to do it. They've got the players to win four or five nil.
"They've got the players as well to grind out 1-0 wins and that's what wins leagues. They come together – winning things and entertaining football."