(Jadon Sancho- young, talented British could be of interest)
After years of buying expensive flops that have not made the grade surely it is time for United to invest in British talent.
Memphis Depay, Angel De Maria, Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku have all promised much but fallen well short.
Is now the time the club need to invest in young, hungry British talent?
Manchester United’s season ended disastrously. Eight losses in all competitions is well below the standard of this great club.
The initial upwards in form that came with Mourinho’s departure did not last and Solskjaer has his work cut out in the summer to bridge an ever growing gap between United and the top four.
Do United splash the cash to make progress?
How much is enough?
James Ducker writing in the Telegraph has argued that United need to spend between £150 to 200 million on new players.
This may be true -but how much time does Solskjaer need to embed these players and install the Man U philosophy?
The owners will want a quick fix and some fans do too.
Solskjaer, has openly written off a title challenge next season, saying it would be “miraculous” if United could compete with Manchester City and Liverpool.
If this is true then surely they do also have to appoint a technical director a draw up a list of potential playing recruits that will lead the club into a new age (www.telegraphfootball.co.uk)
I would agree that United have spent poorly in the transfer market the last few years but they have also lost the cutting edge that distanced themselves from their competitors. They have important people go in key positions over the past few years and that can only be the fault of Ed Woodward and the United board.
Others in the background such as Mike Phelan (although brought back), Ryan Giggs, Paul McGuinness, Brian McClaire, Warren Joyce and David Gill to name a few moved on after Sir Alex’s departure and that experience is difficult to replace.