Manchester United’s transfer policy this summer appears to be considerably different from recent seasons, with Swansea City’s Daniel James and Newcastle United’s Sean Longstaff rumored to be the first arrivals of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign. While some rival fans may have taken these moves as a sign that United are no longer aiming for the title, these more understated arrivals could be exactly what Old Trafford needs.
Fred (£53 million), Eric Bailly (£34 million) and Alexis Sanchez (swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan) have all arrived in recent seasons as established players commanding huge salaries, but they have rarely delivered on the pitch. Doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results is insanity, or at least Albert Einstein thought so. While he may not have been commenting on a football club’s transfer strategy, it accurately applies to United’s case. (more…)
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