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Former Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins has backed new boss Louis van Gaal to quickly turn things around at Old Trafford, but insists that the Red Devils will need to delve into the transfer market in order to do so.Van Gaal’s Premier League debut ended in disaster as his side fell 2-1 to Swansea, with the Dutchman admitting afterwards that the players’ confidence was ‘shattered’, but as Wilkins told the Weekend Sports Breakfast, things can and will get better.“It’s all doom and gloom at Old Trafford, but I don’t see why it should be.“I’m sure before the transfer window closes they will add a couple of names to that. They already have a good squad and they need to add some top class names.“It’s basically the same squad of players. What has happened with Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw going to the club is that they’ve bought potential. If you look at Jose Mourinho, he buys the proven article and this is what Manchester United need.”United’s lack of experience in their ranks was there for all to see, with injuries and a loss of significant personnel over the summer taking its toll and Wilkins commented that this is one of the key areas that needs improving.“They’ve lost Nemanja Vidic; Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra. They therefore need some experienced players who know their way around the pitch to get them cracking again.“It has to improve. You saw that Louis [van Gaal] tried to play 3-5-2 and then moved to a 4-4-2 after the situation arose, but even that was exposed as was seen by playing young Jesse Lingard as a right sided wing back – he got done within the first ten minutes.”
Mark Birighitti: The 25-year-old has penned a two-year deal at the Liberty Stadium 1 Swansea have signed Australia international Mark Birighitti on a two-year deal.The 25-year-old, who has one international cap for the Socceroos, has joined on a free transfer from A-League Newcastle Jets.He will provide competition for Lukasz Fabianski, Kristoffer Nordfeldt and Gerhard Tremmel in the race to be Francesco Guidolin’s number one.Birighitti began his career at Adelaide United and has spent time on loan at Serie B’s Varese.“I’m very happy with the move,” Birighitti the club’s official website.“A lot of hard work has gone into it, and I’m very grateful and humbled by the opportunity to represent such a prestigious and fantastic club.“I’m really looking forward to it. “As a young footballer growing up you dream of playing in big leagues around the world such as the Premier League, which is the best in the world. “Growing up, I watched a lot of English football and it was something I wanted to achieve in my career. “Hopefully I can repay the club for the faith they have shown in me. “Before coming here I knew there would be strong competition at the club. Kristoffer is a very good goalkeeper and Gerhard is too. “Watching the Euros back home in Australia, I saw Lukasz have a fantastic tournament. He was probably one of the best goalkeepers in the tournament. “But my plan is to take each training session as they come and try to be better than them. I have to make sure when the opportunity comes that I take the opportunity with both hands and don’t look back.”