Manchester United spent a huge amount of money this summer on signings at over £150 million, the club have certainly backed Erik ten Hag.

United signed Mason Mount, Andre Onana, Rasmus Hojlund, Sofyan Amrabat, Altay Bayindir and Sergio Reguilon this summer.

The manager has certainly been backed but there could well be a concern that the club have listened to Erik ten Hag’s suggestions and not made signing suggestions of their own.

Gary Neville, speaking on Sky Sports, has said his concerns about these transfers and suggested that United have made the same mistakes that they have made in the past.

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Neville’s view

After United suffered their third defeat of the Premier League season against Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford, questions have been asked about recruitment.

Neville gave his thoughts and was seemingly concerned: “Manchester United have again allowed the manager to influence the signings and that is my concern with the club. They have got no strength at the very top.”

This issue stems from the Glazer family who have allowed the club to enter a new season in this state of confusion with the takeover news going eerily quiet over these past few months.

Is Neville right

Ultimately, despite how good of a job the manager has done in the 15 months he has been at the club, United shouldn’t be allowing the Dutchman to dictate the signings the club makes.

It didn’t work with Jose Mourinho, particularly with the signings of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku, who were shipped out of the club two seasons after the pair joined the club.

There is no joined-up thinking at the club, there needs to be a committee or a director of football who can come up with his own suggestions on transfers.

The manager and director can then agree or disagree with these suggestions but at the moment the onus is on Ten Hag for these decisions yet again.

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