Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has aimed a dig at the club’s incoherent transfer strategy. The Scottish gaffer is apparently of the opinion that the club’s transfer strategy is the main reason for United’s struggles in recent times.
Moyes, who succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson in the dugout at Old Trafford, was sacked after just ten months in charge.
Speaking to the Mirror, he said,
“For a while it would be difficult to know what direction United have gone in.”
“Whether they have been signing players for marketing, which they are fantastic at, or whether it has been signing players for on the pitch, I am not quite sure.”
“Manchester United’s values weren’t always to buy the most expensive players but to do it their way which was bringing in the boys from the academy and picking up the best young players.”
“I never thought they were a club who thought it was all about spending the money, but if they needed to, they could.”
Manchester United have forked out £620m in the past six years on signings. However, the Europa Leagues is the only major trophy they have managed to win in this period.
Solskjaer has already roped in Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James for a combined fee of £65m this summer. United are also said to be negotiating deals for Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.