MANCHESTER UNITED can't be trusted to splurge another £200million on transfers, according to Michael Owen.
The former Red Devils striker claimed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must prove he can get the best out of the current squad first.
Donny van de Beek is the only arrival at Old Trafford in the transfer window following his £39million move from Ajax.
He is expected to be joined by Porto defender Alex Telles for £18million after he arrived in Manchester this morning.
Edinson Cavani, 33, is on the brink of signing a two-year deal having been without a club since leaving Paris Saint-Germain last season.
The Uruguayan legend is set to pocket £200,000 a week at Old Trafford – and will provide some depth to United's forward ranks.
Get the best out of the current players before you start looking into someone else’s garden
Yet fans have hit out at Solskjaer and the club's board for missing out on a number of top targets including Jadon Sancho.
But Owen admitted he understood why United hesitated on fronting Borussia Dortmund's £108m valuation.
In the past, the Red Devils splashed big money on Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku and Angel Di Maria – all three of which were moved on within two years of signing.
Owen told Premier League Productions: “If I was the chairman or the owner, I would be nervous spending another £100m or another £200m.
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“How many times are Man United going to do that? 'Oh, there’s a problem, let’s throw millions at it! Let’s throw more millions at it!'
“And I know fans are desperate for big-money signings because it gets everyone excited but, unless you get the basics right, unless you’ve got a plan, unless you’ve got a system, unless you’re getting the best out of the current players, how can you then be trusted to spend another £200m?
“It beggars belief and that’s the first thing they’ve got to get right: get the best out of the current players before you start looking into someone else’s garden.”
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