Snooker legend Ronnie O'Sullivan believes Manchester United should consider signing Liverpool's sports psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters in order to end their current malaise.
Under-fire Red Devils boss David Moyes could be handed up to £200 million this summer as the fallen Premier League champions attempt to overhaul their squad, with Southampton full-back Luke Shaw and Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos both expected to be priority targets.
Sporting Lisbon's defensive midfielder William Carvalho and Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan have also been linked with moves to Old Trafford but five-time world champion O'Sullivan has urged Moyes to consider strengthening his backroom options also.
The 38-year-old is a high-profile advocate of the psychologist's work and worked with him to his consecutive world titles. Peters has also been credited with aiding successes in other sports, including Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton's cycling exploits at the London Olympics.
Just months after the 2012 games, Peters was appointed Liverpool's sports psychiatrist on a part-time basis and was recently confirmed as a member of England's backroom staff for this summer's World Cup finals in Brazil.
Yesterday's 4-0 win over Tottenham took the Anfield club two points clear at the top of the Premier League table as they maintained their push to be crowned champions of England, and O'Sullivan claims that United could reap similar benefits by enlisting Peters' services.
Best signing man utd can make Is steve peters. They will win league again. Got no doubt— Ronnie O'Sullivan (@ronnieo147) March 31, 2014
He's working miracles at Liverpool mans a genius . Never worked with some some one so good and skillful .#steve peters— Ronnie O'Sullivan (@ronnieo147) March 31, 2014
@jordanlbyoung who ever wants him should break the bank for him. If I was manager football club he be my first signing— Ronnie O'Sullivan (@ronnieo147) March 31, 2014
Do you agree with Rocket Ronnie? Is it just mind over matter for United?