WAYNE ROONEY is urging Manchester United to resist the urge to splash out on Gareth Bale and instead recruit a raft of hungry young players.
Real Madrid reportedly want £75million for the out-of-favour Bale (pictured) but Rooney does not think his former club should consider going for superstar signings such as the Welshmen, Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
A dismal end to the season saw manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side miss out on a Champions League spot and the DC United striker said: ‘I think the first thing Ole has got to do is try and build the squad. I don’t think bringing one or two players in for over £100million is going to help.
‘He needs to sign maybe five or six players who have got potential to be top players but you’re not spending £120-130million on these players.
‘You could bring Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Messi in, or Gareth Bale and it’s going to cost you £300-350m. You’d get what? Maybe two years out of Ronaldo, a couple out of Ramos and then you’ve written that money off.’