Bruno Fernandes reportedly wants Manchester United to make two new signings in the summer transfer window.
The Portuguese midfielder believes that the duo would take the Red Devils to another level as they prepare to challenge for the Premier League title next season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has assembled a strong team over the past two seasons, with United on track to finish second in the Premier League and to win the Europa League this campaign.
But there are always areas that can be improved, and Solskjaer has been clear in the past that he is always looking at ways to strengthen his team.
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Fernandes is currently in the process of negotiating a new contract with Man United, worth around £200,000-a-week.
And according to The Sun, the midfielder would like to see Solskjaer bring in a new centre-back and defensive midfielder this summer before he signs on the dotted line.
Fernandes reportedly believes that a ball-playing defender and a strong midfielder behind him would gift him more creative freedom when going forward.
The two obvious candidates for United to sign are Jules Kounde and Declan Rice.
Both players have been on United's radar for some time, with the Red Devils previously linked with an £80million move for Frenchman Kounde.
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The duo would be keen on a move to Old Trafford, but Rice in particular may find some resistance from his club West Ham.
Solskjaer is likely to continue rotating between David de Gea and Dean Henderson in goal next season, while Aaron-Wan Bissaka, Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire and shoo-ins in defence.
Kounde would slot straight into the back-four if he was signed.
In midfield, Solskjaer has more options, but Paul Pogba and Fernandes are the mainstays when fit, and would likely work well alongside someone like Rice.
Up top and again Solskjaer can rotate.
But Edinson Cavani, who has recently signed a one-year extension to remain at Old Trafford, is set to lead the line next season.
He'll be joined by Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood, as well as Anthony Martial, Amad Diallo and Daniel James on rotation.