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Manchester United have “too many individuals” says former striker

Manchester United have “too many individuals” in their team, according to former striker Teddy Sheringham.

United have spent in excess of £250 million over the past three summers to bring some of world football’s brightest talents to Old Trafford, including Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku.

However Jose Mourinho’s big spending has thus far proven unfruitful, with United finishing last season trophy-less and 19 points behind eventual Premier League champions Manchester City.

Despite that, United are already spending big again this summer.

The Red Devils have already spent over £70 million to bring both Brazil international Fred, and Porto youngster Diogo Dalot to Old Trafford.

They are also understood to be keen to land either PSG star Kylian Mbappe or Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, both of whom would cost in excess of £100 million.

And Sheringham believes his former side won’t improve if they continue down the same path, insisting Jose Mourinho must look to build a team rather than a group of individuals.

“They’ve got a lot of fantastic players and probably too many if I’m being honest,” said the former United and England hitman.

“If you had half the players they’ve got, you’d work with them as a team rather than being a group of individuals.

“No one really knows what the formation is in each game and they’ll need to work on this for next season.

“You hope they aren’t just buying expensive players for the sake of it. Jose would say differently.

“There’s clearly something missing. They’re used to winning things and they need to get back to it.”

United are also interested in signing Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld, who would cost the club a reported £44 million.