Eric Djemba-Djemba urges Manchester United to snap up £100m Harry Kane but says Liverpool ace Roberto Firmino would be 'perfect' signing
The Red Devils were on a 11-match unbeaten run prior to football's suspension and have continued their brilliant form following the restart, with a 3-0 win over Brighton on Tuesday their latest victory.
The £67million arrival of Bruno Fernandes has galvanised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men and clicked their attack into gear, with Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial all thriving in what is a frighteningly talented offensive unit.
And with Chelsea dropping points at West Ham and United mounting a solid surge for the top four, there are murmurings around Old Trafford that the club could finally be on their way back to the glory days - though many fans are refusing to get their hopes up.
However, Djemba-Djemba, who made 20 Premier League appearances for the club from 2003 to 2005, believes one or two signings - including a deal for a top striker and a centre-back- need to be made for the club to challenge for trophies.
Spurs striker Kane has been consistently linked with a switch to Old Trafford, while the club have also been tracking the progress of Koulibaly, who is considered one of Europe's best central defenders.
"I would love to see Koulibaly come in to the defence, I think he would make a really big impact on the team," said Djemba-Djemba exclusively to BettingApps.com.
"I would love to see one more striker in the [Ruud] Van Nistelrooy mould come in; someone who can score the goals, who can bring everyone into the play and someone who knows the league.
"Unfortunately I think the perfect striker for United is at Liverpool. Roberto Firmino would be the perfect striker for United, but they will never get him.
"If United were willing to spend so much on Martial, they should definitely go and spend £100million on Harry Kane. He would be worth it."
Djemba-Djemba also hailed United's performance against Brighton, with particular praise for Fernandes, who struck two brilliant goals to continue his remarkable start at Old Trafford.
"The game against Brighton, it was like everybody was ready for that game, and Fernandes was absolutely unplayable," he added. "He was so good against Brighton.
"Fernandes is so good in midfield for United, and to have him alongside Pogba, that is a proper midfield. They are going to play many, many games together.
"Fernandes, for me, is another Paul Scholes. He can do anything with the ball, he can shoot, he can take good free kicks, he can pass, he has great technique. It's just like having another Paul Scholes.
The former Cameroon midfielder even said that Fernandes could go on to surpass Kevin De Bruyne as a player, though conceded he is not there yet.
"I cannot compare Fernandes to De Bruyne at the moment," he said when asked to compare the two.
"I think that De Bruyne is slightly ahead of him, Fernandes has time on his side and I am sure that he will become an even better player than De Bruyne.
"But at the moment, it's Fernandes' first time in England, and De Bruyne has played here for several years. If Fernandes keeps playing the way he has been, he will become an even better player."
Eric Djemba-Djemba has urged Manchester United to seal moves for Kalidou Koulibaly and Harry Kane this summer.