Alan Hansen says Man Utd needs to learn lessons from Liverpool

Updated: Oct 01, 2013, 15:52 PM IST

London: Former Liverpool player Alan Hansen has said that Manchester United risks repeating the same errors which led to the Anfield club`s problems in the early 1990s.

According to the BBC, new United boss David Moyes made just one notable summer signing in Marouane Fellaini, and his side have made their worst league start for 24 years.

Hansen said that Liverpool began to flounder because they failed to replace good players with better ones, adding that the club has paid a heavy price in the two decades since.

United won the Premier League last season under Sir Alex Ferguson, who retired at the end of the campaign and recommended fellow Scot Moyes as his successor, the report said.

United failed in their attempts to sign Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas in the summer and were also unsuccessful in moves for Everton defender Leighton Baines, Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera and Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentra, the report added.

The Red Devils were also linked with Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alacantara, who chose to join Bayern Munich, the report further said.

However, Hansen said that it was too early to say that we were now witnessing the end of the empire at Old Trafford, but the alarm bells were ringing.