Manchester United have been warned by former striker Louis Saha to not spend £100m on latest players who may disrupt the club – as a substitute being told to concentrate on quality versus big-name stars.
United have spent heavily in recent times on big names equivalent to Jadon Sancho, Harry Maguire, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku. Sancho and Maguire have largely did not warrant their huge transfer fees since their moves, whilst Pogba is ready to go away on a free transfer this summer and Lukaku has already had two different clubs since departing in 2019.
The Red Devils haven’t won a significant trophy since 2017 whilst five other English clubs have done so since then, which is able to worry United chief Richard Arnold. And Saha has suggested the club have to rectify such a barren spell by changing their strategy of going for large names – as a substitute choosing quality over fame to ‘stop worrying about being left behind’ other clubs.
“Man United should make the suitable selections and sign the suitable players for the club,” Saha told Boyle Sports. “It is very vital to not panic buy, those in command of signings have to ensure the philosophies on the club are right and that the players coming through the door are buying into the project.
“It doesn’t matter how much you are spending, it’s about quality. You need not spend £100million on a player who’s going to disrupt your club. They don’t have to worry about being left behind by their rivals. Obviously the massive teams are going to draw big names, but every team has problems that they should take care of and United should not be pushing the panic button.”
One big name that United do have is Bruno Fernandes, with the Portugal star being one in all their key stars in recent seasons since his move two and a half years ago. The midfielder somewhat struggled last yr after an outstanding first 18 months for United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
But Saha has backed the maestro to return to the shape he began to indicate at Old Trafford immediately after his £48million move from Sporting Lisbon. “Bruno Fernandes may be the foremost man at Man United next season, he definitely has the standard to try this,” Saha continued.
“I expected him to struggle slightly bit because his form when he arrived was exceptional. During some games last season, the fans saw that he’s able to doing amazing things, but to do it frequently is the challenge and if the club is at all times in transition and at all times changing, it’s never easy for players. Bruno is unquestionably one in all the star players, but quite a lot of players within the squad should improve their game from last season as I feel only Cristiano Ronaldo and David de Gea can escape criticism.
“Bruno works hard and turns up fighting even when he is not playing well and that is the sort of those who need to guide Man United forward.” United are reportedly edging closer to signing Frenkie de Jong, whilst Christian Eriksen, Jurrien Timber and Dominic Calvert-Lewin have also been linked with moves to the Theatre of Dreams.