Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has dropped a bombshell on his former club, claiming he is "genuinely scared" about the state of his beloved club.
In his column with the Independent, Scholes revealed how then interim manager Ryan Giggs asked for his advice on who United should target between Toni Kroos and Cesc Fabregas - Scholes replied by saying both.
Neither ended up at Old Trafford with Kroos preferring a move to Real Madrid and Fabregas moving to Chelsea.
Nonetheless, with said deals concluded in July, there was every confidence United could still attract other players. However, with only 11 days in the transfer market, such optimism has turned into pessimism, mainly fueled by a shocking 2-1 loss at home to Swansea City.
Scholes then claimed he was scared for the club he loves so much, warning the club risked a decade in the wilderness similar to Liverpool's decline in the 90s.
He finished by stating the five players he believes United need to sign if they want to return to the top of English football: Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira, Raphael Varane, Angel Di Maria and Mats Hummels.
Read the whole column on the Independent's site.