Former boss David Moyes has questioned Manchester United’s transfer policy since Sir Alex Ferguson retired. The Scot was appointed as successor to his compatriot when Ferguson retired the end of the 2012-13 season. Moyes went in a six-year deal but was sacked before a year had elapsed.
Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho have come and gone since, with the trio spending more than £700million on player recruitment between them. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now in charge and is coming near the end of his first transfer window as permanent boss.
The Norwegian has opted to sign young players with potential, with Daniel James joining from Swansea City and Aaron-Wan Bissaka arriving from Crystal Palace. Moyes, who lasted only 10 months in the Old Trafford hotseat, isn’t convinced the club’s policy on recruitment is right since their most successful manager departed.
“For a while it would be difficult to know what direction United have gone in,” he told the Mirror. “Whether they have been signing players for marketing, which they are fantastic at, or whether it has been signing players for on the pitch, I am not quite sure.
“What Manchester United had was great values and class. Manchester United’s values weren’t always to buy the most expensive players but to do it their way which was bringing in the boys from the academy and picking up the best young players.
“I never thought they were a club who thought it was all about spending the money, but if they needed to, they could.” Manchester United are 26.00 to win the Premier League this season and 2.10 to finish in the top four.