Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha urged the United board to sign Brighton star Kaoru Mitoma during the January transfer window.
The Frenchman believes the Japanese is an upgrade on summer signing Mason Mount who has so far failed to provide the creative spark the team needs.
“Man United are relying on one or two players to create, and I haven’t seen enough of Mount yet,” Saha told King Casino Bonus.
“His creativity is nowhere to be seen. I didn’t see any positive runs from him against Brentford. His timing is off, too, and he can’t make chances by playing like this.
“I hope that the players find their groove, and once they do, they’ll be hard to play against. They have the energy, and when players like Bruno Fernandes start making those passes, I’ll be more confident in Man Utd.
“I think Mount can be a lot better, but I’d say the fee was too much. I think Chelsea were playing a game with the fee, even if the market is very competitive and a lot of players have moved for similar fees.
“I’d say, based on what we’ve seen, Mount isn’t performing and I’ve seen Casemiro play more offensively than Mount. That’s a crazy thing to say, but it’s true.”
“I would like to see Mitoma arrive at Old Trafford,” Saha added. “He’s a very exciting player and he never seems to have any doubt on the ball.
“I love his energy and the way he plays with a smile. Mitoma is great to watch, and his attitude would be perfect for any club. Some players think too much, but Mitoma relies on instinct.
“You can tell he’s worked very hard on the training ground to achieve this, and now he’s got to a point where he looks like a natural. Managers know exactly what they’re going to get from Mitoma, and he’d be a strong asset to any club.
“He’d be very exciting at Man Utd as they tend to have wide players who overthink.”
The club signed Mount from Chelsea this summer in a £60m deal but he has failed to live up to expectations.
So far, the Englishman has registered just one assist across six appearances for the club.