Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern are shaking their heads in disbelief this afternoon, after it emerged that they’re learning lessons from their rivals- and that’s got the lads by the pool table riled up.
The Sun state that Manchester United are to undergo a massive restructure of their transfer recruitment policy this summer, after Louis Van Gaal has spent £320m in the past two years and doesn’t have much to show for it.
Previously managers at Old Trafford have had a free reign to identify their own targets but after numerous transfer embarrassments, United are set to copy Manchester City and employ a similar model to their own club.
As well as purchasing the wrong players, United have also failed to get major deals over the line and have failed to sign Cesc Fabregas and Mesut Ozil in recent years, both of whom ended up joining Premier League rivals.
By having a manager working alongside one or two executives to land top targets, United hope their transfer activity will reap better rewards in the coming seasons.
Our landlord isn’t a fan of this sort of approach but even he’s conceded that United don’t have much choice, with Van Gaal’s spending being horrendous.
United fans, is this model a good move? Let us know in the comments below!