Manchester United’s recruitment system has been criticised for years, but last summer along with claims there would be change Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spent wisely in the transfer market. I strongly believe had he been allowed to do the same in this transfer market we would be miles ahead with a far better squad to compete with.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explained in a press conference this morning how he prematurely predicted that United could ‘exploit’ the transfer market. Maybe he didn’t expect Ed Woodward and the board to fail (with just days remaining until the deadline) him in the club’s attempts to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, but it was always a possibility with the Glazers running the ship at Old Trafford. They’ve never put as much as a cent into the club, not even this summer. Not ever.
For a club seen to many as the biggest in the world, it certainly doesn’t seem that way when year after year it settles for mediocrity and getting into the top four.
#mufc are currently regressing to the summers of 2013 and 2018. Their planning is dilatory and there's (still) next to no football knowledge at the top. Liverpool haven't stood still after winning the league at a canter. United have stood still after finishing 33 points behind.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) October 2, 2020
Do people at Manchester United honestly believe that they are maximising the club’s revenue? Perhaps only those who care about their wallets.
The problem here is Manchester United are not just a top four club. It’s the biggest football institution the world has to offer being starved of its potential.
There are a number of people at fault but the root of this problem is the Glazer family. We’ve become Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, post 2005.