Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed his desire to have a midfield leader in the mould of the legendary Bryan Robson in his team, and reiterated that the club needs to start winning again.

Solskjaer was handed the reins of United after Jose Mourinho was sacked following a series of poor results and a tame defeat to Liverpool. After good results for the first 10 games or so, the team reverted to type and ended up in sixth place on the league table.

With the new season fast approaching, Solskjaer has aired his desire to add further to the midfield strength, and said that someone like Robson would make a big difference.

“I never had the honour of playing with Robbo, but we need a player like him in the team," Solskjaer said at a fan event in Perth, according to Goal. “We need to win again. We are on the way to building a new squad. We've got new staff in, coaching staff. I believe so much in this club and this project."

The Norwegian was optimistic that the club could get back to its previous glory, and was also keen to stress that there were a number of youngsters coming through the academy that could play a big role in the future.

“We're waiting for the young ones to come through because we've got so many exciting players and I'm sure we'll see the best of them in the years to come,” he said. "We can get back to the level we were, definitely. It's such an honour [to manage United] but it is also a great responsibility.”