When Manchester United signed Paul Pogba in 2016, it was the first statement signing that the club needed in their bid to secure champions league football every season and return to their old ways of winning the premier league. However, that is yet to manifest in real life.
After Paul Pogba’s signing, the Red Devils have made a host of signings who have failed to live up to their purchase price with the exception of Portuguese international, Bruno Fernandes. Donny Van De Beek being the last of such signings shows how a failure Manchester United have been in their transfer business.
When Donny Van De Beek joined Manchester United in 2020, a lot of fans were shocked as this was not the player that was needed at the time in the team that was lacking a strong defender and a right winger. This is evident in the number of games which he played in the season along with his contributions on the pitch. In the long year season, he was limited to only 19 league games and his output was just a single goal which came in his first game for the club.
Getting the right transfer business done is crucial in uplifting a club’s status and this is evident with Atletico Madrid signing Suarez last season and won the Spanish La Liga, Manchester City’s constant spending spree has seen them win the league consistently until Liverpool also made statement signings. Even when Manchester United signed Bruno, the club has progressed from an Europa spot challenger to a champions league spot holder.
This therefore makes it crucial for the club to get the right transfer business done ahead of the new season instead of buying players who are not needed in other positions to avoid a similar situation like what is happening to Donny Van De Beek now.
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