Former Manchester United assistant manager Rene Meulensteen has urged the Red Devils to complete the signing of Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater along with a centre-back and a dynamic midfielder. The Foxes star was instrumental in the midfield as his side went on to win the Premier League title in the recently concluded season.

The 26-year-old came up through the ranks of the youth system at Old Trafford. However, Drinkwater failed to break into the first team and he moved to the King Power Stadium in January 2012.

His form for Leicester has seen him receive a call for England and he made his full debut in March 2016. He even made it to the 26-man provisional squad for the European championship. Meulensteen believes United should bring him back to Old Trafford as his Premier League experience could prove vital if he joins them in the summer.

"Drinkwater has a Manchester United history having come through the academy and look at how he's established himself in the Premier League," Meulensteen told

"Sometimes you don't have to look further because those players know what playing in the Premier League is about. If you bring a foreign player in they might need time to adjust. Players like Danny Drinkwater who is now in the England squad would fit in nice and easily."

On signing players for other positions, he said: "They need to target a good strong centre-back and you could go with someone young with plenty of potential. In that respect, I've seen the name of John Stones in the papers. They might need a dynamic midfielder that gives the team rhythm and ticking over

"There are not too many players available and especially having now missed out on the Champions League."

Bayern Munich confirmed they have agreed a deal for Renato Sanches and Mats Hummels earlier in May. Both these players, especially Sanches, were closely linked with a move to Old Trafford. Meulensteen had expressed his disappointment after United failed to secure a deal for centre-back and the teenage sensation.

"They were looking at Sanches but he too has gone to Bayern Munich. He is full of potential which has always been a policy of Manchester United," he explained.

"I would have been a keen supporter of Hummels at Dortmund but he's going to Bayern Munich now. He has a calming influence playing out from the back and a German international."