Manchester United chief, Ed Woodward and the rest of the club’s hierarchy believe they signed the right players for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during the summer transfer window, reports say.
The Red Devils signed five players for Ole during the summer transfer window but missed out on Jude Bellingham, Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish.
And they ended up settling for Edinson Cavani, Facundo Pellistri, Donny van de Beek, Alex Telles instead – while also agreeing a fee with Atalanta for Amad Traore, who will move in January.
The United boss picked out three signings at the start of the transfer window, having steered the club back into the Champions League after a one-year absence.
He made Sancho the priority and also felt Grealish would be a brilliant acquisition.
And he believed Bellingham had the capability to be a vital player at Old Trafford for many years to come.
However, United missed out on all three.
United, as a result, signed alternative targets.
Many United fans were furious and Solskjaer himself was unhappy that they didn’t sign a single one of his original three targets.
Yet The Athletic say Woodward and the rest of the club’s board are ‘convinced that their recent work in the transfer market has been impressive’.
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The problem is, however, those players haven’t set the world alight.
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