Manchester United have seven days to potentially salvage their season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad is completely depleted and is in urgent need of reinforcements with a week of the transfer window remaining.
The requirement for fresh faces to bolster the squad was apparent in the summer when Ander Herrera and Romelu Lukaku were sold and fatuously not replaced.
Wednesday night’s defeat to Burnley accentuated Solskjaer’s need for signings, and former midfielder Darren Fletcher has picked out two players he feels United should get over the line this week.
“It’s a road they didn’t want to go down because they’ve been down that road before but maybe needs must at this time,” Fletcher told BBC 5 Live.
“Probably a striker as well, [they need to sign] Bruno Fernandes and a striker. It’s at that case in time.
“If Cavani is available, there’s talk of him going to Chelsea… Manchester United can’t allow Cavani to go to Chelsea.”
Bruno Fernandes has been linked with a move to Old Trafford all month and its time United stopped haggling over the fee and signed the Portugal International.
The 25-year-old is exactly what Solskjaer needs in a goalscoring creative midfielder.
Cavani, meanwhile, remains a world-class finisher and United are now lacking in goals in the absence of Marcus Rashford.
We doubt the club will get both these transfers over the line with just a week to go until the window shuts but it is imperative that new players are brought in.