The Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern tonight are expecting more spending in what as been an already busy transfer window.
In modern football, money needs to be spent to keep on top.
Look at Arsene Wenger, he barely spent a penny except for a handful of marquee signings over the last few years and it has resulted in his side finishing 5th for the first time in 21 years.
It is a part of today’s game and we accept that; however you cannot condone careless spending – something that Manchester United have done over the past few years.
It was reported recently that in Alex Ferguson’s 27 years in charge at Old Trafford the he spent £546.5 million.
In the four years since the legendary manager’s retirement, the likes of Moyes, Van Gaal and now Mourinho have spent a total of £587.6 million to date.
£41.5 million more has been spent in four years than the previous twenty-seven and it doesn’t matter whether that was spent in the 90s/00s or today, that is absolutely ridiculous.
United have fallen into a trap in the recent years that they are still struggling to get out of, and it is similar to what Chelsea used to do a lot with their managers.
If a Manchester United player doesn’t make an immediate impact, they are used as a scapegoat for not winning the league and are either sold, sent on loan, or rot on the bench.
Look at Anthony Martial, one of the brightest talents France had to offer a few years ago now doesn’t get in the team.
Not because he’s not good, but because he received one chance and didn’t do as well as was expected of him – despite being United’s top scorer in his first season – and now it is looking like he will leave the club.
No doubt to be replaced by another expensive player, like Perisic from Inter Milan for a likely fee of £50 million.
Quite frankly it is ridiculous, and United really need to stop and take time with their team and individual players if they really want to get the best out of them.
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