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Meulensteen: Man Utd have failed to buy right players for 5 years

Former Manchester United assistant coach Rene Meulensteen says they've spent the past five years buying the WRONG players.

Meulensteen has identified the back four in particular as United's weak point and feels that only when they recruit in that key area will they be able to compete for trophies regularly like they did in the Sir Alex Ferguson era.

"It would have been a miracle to have got through last night (against Champions League opponent Barcelona)," Meulensteen told the BBC. "A lot of players have come into the defence with the likes of Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly, but they haven't really settled on a new back four.

"The style of play has changed since Sir Alex walked out of the door in 2013 because the managers that have come in have tried to implement their own style, which has moved away from Sir Alex's identity.

"The pressure increases each year they don't win anything but they need the right players with the right personalities to do that."

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