Paul Merson has slammed Manchester United for pursuing players not good enough for the club.
Merson told Daily Star: “United should be shopping in Harrods, not Primark for players like Marko Arnautovic.
“I’m not surprised the fans kicked up a fuss about that and got the club to think again because Arnautovic is not good enough for United.
“I don’t know what is going on at Old Trafford but they are making the same old mistakes time and time again in the transfer market.
“The fans must be thinking: ‘What is going on here?’ and you can’t really blame them.
“If United want to get back in the top four, they have to find better players than Arnautovic. There probably aren’t many teams in the bottom half of the table who would sign him, let alone the top half.
“United should be shopping for luxury goods but they are down the other end of the high street at the moment and that shouldn’t happen. They are losing that aura they used to have and the longer it goes on the harder it is to get that back.
“United were the biggest club in the world but they are starting to slip from that position now. It could be a long time before they win the title again because they are a million miles behind Manchester City and Liverpool.”