MANCHESTER UNITED panic buying in the transfer market will NOT sort out their horror on-field problems, claims Patrice Evra.
Erik ten Hag's side have had a shocking start to the Premier League season, losing both their matches so far.
The Red Devils take on bitter rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford tonight, with fans fearing the worst.
Evra believes even if United were to splash the cash before the window closes, it won't be enough to sort them out.
And the Reds legend also says top players would prefer moves to their Premier League rivals anyway.
He said: "If you buy any players now it's desperation and it won't be good.
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"Those things should have been done before pre-season.
"Don't get me wrong, when everyone saw pre-season I can understand why Ten Hag, the staff and the board would have thought the squad looks good.
"Who are they going to bring to Manchester United and who is coming to play for United?
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"If you have Chelsea, Liverpool, even Tottenham – a player will pick them instead of Man United.
The Betfair Ambassador added: De Jong doesn't want to come to United, he'd prefer to go to Chelsea.
"There's a lot of noise in the papers, but we're doing the same mistakes.
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"I'm a positive man but things don't look good. Simple."
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