Manchester United's Signings Post-Sir Alex Ferguson Have Been Shocking

Let's be honest for a moment: Ole Gunnar Solskjær faces no easy task in rebuilding Manchester United.

The 46-year-old Norwegian was brought in as caretaker manager following the sacking of José Mourinho in December, with a turn around of the Red Devils' season landing him the managerial position on a permanent basis.

However, United's recent run of form has been up and down and the former Molde and Cardiff City boss has a lot of work to do in the summer transfer window.

Of course, it's worth remembering that the signings post-Sir Alex Ferguson's tenure at the club have been shocking.

Okay, there have been some decent additions to the squad in recent years, but Solskjær's three predecessors -- David Moyes, Mourinho and Louis van Gaal -- have failed to hit the mark on so many levels with their transfers.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

For a recap, posted below are the players that each manager signed during their time at Old Trafford.

Moyes: Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata.

Van Gaal: Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Ángel Di María, Marcos Rojo, Radamel Falcao, Daley Blind, Memphis Depay, Sergio Romero, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Matteo Darmian and Anthony Martial.

Mourinho: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (swapped for Alexis Sánchez), Eric Bailly, Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Nemanja Matić, Romelu Lukaku, Victor Lindelöf, Fred and Diogo Dalot.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

It's not the most incredible list of transfers, especially when many have flopped and others have failed to live up to fans' high expectations.

There have been rumblings about the Red Devils looking to appoint a director of football in the summer and adding some much-needed structure to the club, with first-team coach Mike Phelan recently linked with becoming United's first-ever technical director.

Either way, Solskjær will be hoping that his dealings in the summer transfer window will be an important step in rebuilding United.

Who was the best United signing in the post-Ferguson era?

Let us know in the comments.

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Adnan Riaz

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