Date: 30th June 2019 at 9:51am
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In an earlier article, written today, I surmised that, perhaps, our current policy of buying young British talent, illustrated perfectly by the recent signings of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, might be flawed.

The article, and-wan-bissaka-makes-it-two-but-im-not-sure-were-going-down-the-right-transfer-route kind of implied that it might be wiser to spend big and bring in a couple of world-class players.

But, in making that assumption, was I being a little foolhardy?

Perhaps, perhaps not!

But please consider the following before making up your own mind.

In putting pen-to-paper on a five-year deal, Aaron Wan-Bissaka became the club’s fifth biggest signing with the top-four being:-

• Paul Pogba
• Romelu Lukaku
• Angel di Maria


• Fred

But, if we take a close look at the above quartet, you could argue that it’s hard to justify bringing in such expensive purchases if you are looking for longevity.

Both Pogba and Lukaku are unlikely to be at Old Trafford next season, Di Maria has long gone after a short but inconclusive spell at the club and Fred continues to meander along as what can best be perceived as a bit-part player.

Which leads me to conclude, either United have been unlucky in seeking longevity with big-money purchases or just plain unlucky.

Either way, it does, returning to the big question in this article, make this editor feel a little foolhardy when, in the aforementioned article, he may have thought it wiser to adopt a different transfer policy this summer, but, then again we’ll see, as they say, statistic can be adopted to perfectly suit a point.

But what’s your view on the way the club are conducting themselves this summer?

Are you all for youth or are you looking for instant success with some big-money purchases?

Please feel free to drop your viewpoint in the comment facility beneath this article.

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2 Replies to “Opinion: It Would Appear United Spending Big Isn’t Always The Answer”

  • If they try half as hard as others purchased before it wii be a bonus. As long as they commit to the club it will be fine, as long as they give their all to Man Utd

  • It’s a good strategy they have adopted if only they can identify the right players that would be willing to give their all to the club. Also if they are lucky to get the right players would they be able to tied them down to avoid paul pogba and c.ronaldo or eden hazard types of players who have dream clubs that everything you give them they will still move away and bring the club back to rebuild.

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