Former Premier League striker Alan Shearer has given his verdict on Manchester United’s current situation.
There is no getting away from the fact that it has been a disappointing start to the season. United have lost their opening two matches against Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford, and we don’t have a single point on the table with a -5-goal difference.
The Red Devils has spent the summer chasing Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona, but a deal has yet to be agreed with the player and time is running out. For instance, in less than three weeks we’ll pass the transfer deadline date.
Moreover, United have been searching for a new goal scorer. Several players have been tipped with a move to Old Trafford, although the pursuit of Marko Arnautovic caused the most controversy among fans.
Shearer had his say on the Arnautovic links on Match of the Day, and he believes there is a mole at the club leaking information.
“I’m convinced that someone from Man United leaked the story linking them with Arnautovic, just to see what the reaction was,” Shearer said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News. “The reaction was that bad that they then had to pull out and I’m pretty convinced.
“I think that sort of sums up where United are – they’re in a mess and it’s going to take time, an unbelievable amount of money to get things right inside the football club and in terms of the right recruitment and it’s going to take a lot of patience from the Manchester United fans because of where they are now to where they want to be – miles away.”
Our recruitment team should have known that Arnautovic would not have been welcome at Manchester United.
There are strong acquisitions of racist behaviour in the past which I find intolerable.
Furthermore, Arnautovic isn’t very good.
The fact of the matter is every club has leaks. Something is always being leaked out of clubs like United.