Man Utd's transfers analysis
Since the Premier League kicked off in 1992, Manchester United have been recognized as the most successful club in England. The Red Devils have won 20 league titles, more than any other team in Britain. Sir Alex Ferguson takes the credits for Manchester United undergoing such an applaudable transformation in early 1990s.
Ferguson resigned his job in the last summer in order to take care of his wife, paving the way for former Everton manager, David Moyes to take the hot seat of Manchester. This decision by the management seemed to be strange as Moyes had never won a trophy with his previous teams. The honour of the longest serving manager in the Premier League might have played the role in this move.
United’s pre-season tour was highly unsuccessful. But Moyes made a sound start to his Manchester United’s comprehensive career by winning the FA Community Shield against Wigan. The Scott made the United debut with a commendable 4-2 victory at Swansea in the opening day of the Premier League season, but the draw to Chelsea and lose to Liverpool in the successive games shrinked off the momentum. United are currently positioned at the 7th place in the table, behind Everton and Tottenham Hotspurs.
Moyes, since taking the head coach duty at Manchester United, has involved in two big transfers so far- Fellaini was signed from Everton for £26.5 million in the summer and Mata from Chelsea for £37M in the winter. But these signings were really needed? Or, was Money just spent for the sake of it?
Fellaini was provided the attacking role in Everton. But, as Rooney remains the centre of attraction for no. 10 position, it was very clear that Fellaini wouldn’t be guaranteed the same playing spot. As expected, Fellaini has been operated in the very deeper role and his liberty to be involved in the attack is limited. So, as the Belgian was forced to play away from his preferred role, he has turned out to be a flop in United.
The case of Mata doesn’t seem to be different, despite the Spaniard already leading the Manchester United’s assist chart for the current season. Under Moyes, the chances provided to Shinji Kagawa have been limited. When asked about the same, the Scottish tactician explained that the Japenese wouldn’t have pace to fit in his style of play. While concatenating this statement with the subject of Juan Mata, Moyes has found out to be ridiculous.
Mata, the two-time successive Chelsea’s player of the year, was thrown out of favour at Stamford Bridge by Mourinho for the reason of lacking pace. If Kagawa has been thrown out of favour for lacking pace, paying £37M for a player who falls under the category of the same was the utter piece of foolism.
The decisions to offer a 5-year contract extension to out of favourite Luis Nani and to loan out Zaha take the similar critics as of the above. Manchester United, have never finished below third in the Premier League, but this this season will turn out to be the exception. Moyes should take the blame.