Manchester United have long been a club without a unified sense of direction. Something which became frighteningly clear last month.
While United’s hierarchy have spent a lot of money on trying to build a successful squad, it was only really under previous boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that any coherent squad building occurred across consecutive years.
This lack of long-term vision is part of the reason United rejected the chance to sign three players during the transfer January window.
As per journalist Fabrizio Romano, United declined the chance to sign midfielders Denis Zakaria and Boubacar Kamara and forward Julian Alvarez who has now been signed up by United’s local rivals Manchester City because of concerns over the new managers plans in the summer.
Manchester United were offered the chance to sign Boubacar Kamara, after Denis Zakaria and Julián Álvarez – turned down because of new manager plans in the summer. ? #MUFC
Buy options not included in Donny and Martial deal for the same reason.
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— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 2, 2022
The clubs currently at the top of the English Premier League all have a clear distinct transfer strategy regardless of who is in charge. And due to United not yet knowing who will be in charge come the summer they chose not to sign these young players due to the new manager potentially not liking the transfers.
While on the surface it is a good idea to not make signings for the sake of it, all three players represented relatively cheap investments and are players who could have grown into moulds any new manager would like.
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