His signings haven’t been influential enough
So far in his United tenure, Louis van Gaal has overseen the largely expensive arrivals of 12 players that were supposed to turnaround the club’s fortunes following the mess made by David Moyes.
Those players are of course Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Angel Di Maria, Daley Blind, Victor Valdes, Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Sergio Romero and Anthony Martial.
But how many of that list have actually produced the goods on a consistent enough basis to truly prove the Red Devils are really heading in the right direction long-term?
In the likes of Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw, we’ve seen flashes of brilliance while for the likes of Memphis, Matteo Darmian and Marcos Rojo, you have to ask whether these players are even up to United’s lofty standards set during Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign.
At the end of the day, when you spend around £250 million and the squad still has key deficiencies in it, you get very little sympathy that’s for sure!
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