Man United needs to find a new Robson, claims Solskjaer

According to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United needs a player similar to club great Bryan Robson to help them recapture former glory.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United got its pre-season tour of Australia off to a winning start on Saturday, beating Perth Glory 2-0 at Optus Stadium.   -  Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United needs to find a player capable of replicating club great Bryan Robson.

United got its pre-season tour of Australia off to a winning start on Saturday, beating Perth Glory 2-0 at Optus Stadium.

Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka - the two players signed by United during the off-season so far - both made their debuts in the friendly.

While talks with Leicester City over a move for Harry Maguire appear to be ongoing, Solskjaer is reportedly keen to add a midfielder to United's ranks before the transfer window closes on August 8.

Newcastle United's Sean Longstaff has been linked, though the Magpies are rumoured to have demanded a £50million fee, while speculation suggests a deal for Sporting CP's Bruno Fernandes is proving troublesome.

Robson was a star of United's midfield in the 1980s and early 1990s, and Solskjaer suggested the Red Devils must look for a player who can play in a similar all-action style to the former England international to lead them back to challenging for top honours.