Manchester United’s insipid transfer window so far has been disappointing consider our own objectives.
United did well in the end to finish in third place in the Premier League after our worst league start to the season since the late 1980s.
But if we are to get back to challenging for the title, plenty of work is needed to improve the squad.
What makes it worse, is rivals Liverpool have just won the league for the first time in 30 years.
And this is how United respond? By not signing any players, so far?
While we believe there will be additions, the prospect of landing top target Jadon Sancho is growing slimmer by the day.
This is not the statement response supporters had hoped for. There has been no reaction to Liverpool winning the title.
What Solskjaer said in July
Quoted by Reuters, Solskjaer admitted that Liverpool’s title win hurt.
Solskjaer said: “Every time you see anyone else lift the trophy it hurts. I reckon that’s the feeling of everyone associated with Manchester United — players and supporters. We want to get back to winning ways and that’s our challenge.
“The run of titles that we won under Sir Alex, I don’t think that’s going to be easy for anyone to emulate or copy.”
The manager’s belief Liverpool will struggle to build a dynasty of success is good to hear, but United are not doing anything about it.
There were 33 points separating the two teams in the Premier League table in 2019/20.
It won’t be possible to bridge that kind of gap without investment in the squad, which so far, simply has not happened.
Where’s the ambition?
This is what hurts about United’s lack of activity in the market so far. That there has not been a response.
Liverpool’s title win should have sparked a surge of activity from United, and the club had months to plan for it.
You can tell the club is run by corporate suits and disconnected owners, when it operates in this manner.
It is like our rivals winning a title does not matter to them, and it doesn’t.
That’s a crying shame for the 76,000 fans who usually pack Old Trafford each week and the millions around the globe, who are hurting after seven years without a title.
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