Man Utd hero warns against Real Madrid star pursuit

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 10/06/2019

Manchester United hero Wayne Rooney has warned the Old Trafford giants about the pursuit of Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, according to report.

Rooney had a fantastic career at Manchester United before he moved to Everton and then DC United in America and he has questioned his former club about the signing of big names such as Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or Sergio Ramos.

"The first thing Ole has to do is build the squad and I don't think bringing in one or two players for £100m is going to help the players already there," Rooney told the BBC.

"He's better spending £30million to 40million on players with potential and building the squad around those five or six players.

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"You could bring in players in Ronaldo, Messi, Ramos or Bale but it's going to cost you £350million and you'd get two years out of them and you've written that money off.

"The club needs to rebuild with younger players but they need to be good enough and I think the fans will understand that they are probably not going to compete for the Premier League next year.

"Let Ole have that time to build a team for the next two or three years that are going to compete at Premier League and Champions League level.

"It's down to teams like United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham and possibly Everton in the next two years to get to the level of Liverpool and Manchester City.”

Rooney remains the all-time leading scorer of Manchester United.