Most Manchester United fans are frustrated right now.
We ended last season on a high in strange circumstances and the belief was that United would strengthen when the transfer window reopened.
Less than a week away from transfer deadline day, Ed Woodward sits in his London office not knowing for sure whether he will be able to strike more than one signings, and he will have a book of excuses at the ready when questions asking why the club failed to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the transfer market.
In fact, those questions are being asked already and it won’t come as a surprise given how every man and his dog knows about José Mourinho’s experiences with the executive vice-chairman at Old Trafford. See this report from the Manchester Evening News on their relationship…
Gary Neville (@GNev2) pulled no punches this morning when he tweeted about United’s transfer dealings this summer.
The former club captain turned Sky Sports pundit said: “It’s appalling that in this market which is probably the easiest in PL history to get transfers done that United haven’t done more yet! They must get Ole a CB, LB and Forward pre deadline! The others are managing to get things over the line why not United!”
It’s appalling that in this market which is probably the easiest in PL history to get transfers done that United haven’t done more yet ! They must get Ole a CB , LB and Forward pre deadline! The others are managing to get things over the line why not United !
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 30, 2020
A centre-back, left-back and forward is a lot to expect at this late stage in the market, with the window shutting on October 5.
But the club should have its business wrapped up by now.
Or have they?
United have done a lot of considering this season. Not so many bids, but lots of considering.
The latest from ESPN suggests United are eyeing a short-term move for Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele if they are unable to come to an agreement with Borussia Dortmund over Jadon Sancho.
But Neville is right, they’ve got to back Solskjaer now.
Fans want to see progression and as things stand I think United will find it extremely difficult to make the top four again this season.