Jose Mourinho's Manchester United Transfer Window Rant In 2018 Shows Nothing Has Changed
By Mike Parrott
Manchester United's transfer window failures has started to draw comparisons to their 2018 summer window when Jose Mourinho was in charge. And the Portuguese manager's comments back then still ring true for the Red Devils.
Manchester United's transfer window can only be deemed one word; failure.
Their inability to sell players such as Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo, Andreas Pereira, Phil Jones, and Sergio Romero is telling but also United's reluctance to spend money on high-level talents like Thiago Alcantara and Sergio Reguilon.
Even though the Jadon Sancho transfer is still looking optimistic for United fans, the Red Devils' transfer window looks to be only Sancho and Donny Van De Beek, with loanees returning like Dean Henderson and maybe even Smalling.
Thiago should be a great signing for Liverpool - and another 'what if' moment for Man Utd.
Thiago was Alex Ferguson's leaving 'present' for David Moyes in 2013. Years of scouting, everything agreed. Then Moyes called it off because he didn't feel he knew enough about the player.
- Daniel Taylor (@DTathletic) September 17, 2020
The current transfer window is drawing similarities to their 2018 transfer window, Jose Mourinho's last window in charge and went down in infamy for United fans when they only bought Fred, Diogo Dalot, and Lee Grant.
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The 2018 window is eerily remembered for United fans for losing out on players such as Harry Maguire for only £60 million (bought for £80m the next season) and Ivan Perisic.
When asked about his potential transfers while on their pre-season tour in 2018, Mourinho said that he wanted two more signings (the two mentioned above), but the United board refused to back the Portuguese manager.
With reports of current United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having asked for Sancho, Van De Beek, a new centre-back, and a new striker, it seems that history may be repeating itself with Solskjaer set to miss out on at least two of the targets he hoped he would get after leading United to the UEFA Champions League.
What do you think of Manchester United's terrible business in the transfer window?
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