The transfer window is finished and the Premier League clubs have done a humongous business this term. Surprisingly, the North London outfit Arsenal have spent nearly 100 million this term and 13 clubs have broken their own transfer record this season. Almost every club have got what they have been looking for and Manchester United are no exception.
The two Manchester teams each spent more than £150m in the window. The red half have made a record by signing their prodigal son Paul Pogba from Juventus for a fee of £89m, while the Citizens have brought in Everton’s young prospect John Stones for £47.5m. Premier League spending broke the £1billion barrier for the first time in a summer that also saw the world transfer record broken.
Talking particularly, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho did what he promised and brought in four top class players into the squad, but what surprised the spectators was no player from the existing squad left the club. The manager recently said that he has enough players and is really happy with what he has. Yes, many youngsters left the side on either permanent or temporary basis, but no player from the senior squad left, although, we personally believe the Mourinho should have let some player go on loan and here are those three according to us:
Is it just us or everyone thinks the same? The 31-year-old international is surely a bright player but doesn’t really have many tasks to do. That was Shaw’s injury and Rojo inconsistency which let van Gaal to use this 31-year-old as an emergency left back, but now, the manager has enough options on either left back, or left attacking wing.
Besides all of this, the players like Rashford and Memphis Depay are already vying to get a first-team action ahead of Anthony Martial, so there is no way that Young is going to get a proper game time. Yes, they do have Europa League to show for, but they also have many options for the spot, hence, we personally believe that Mourinho should have let Young go, on loan at least.
As mentioned earlier, many youngsters have left United and Joel Pereira and James Weir are the latest one. The former has joined the Portuguese side Belenenses, while the later has joined his United Under-21s colleague Will Keane at Hull City. Well, there are several stories regarding the same and we personally believe that one more name should have been added this term.
Axel Tuanzebe was promoted to the first team earlier this summer and the 18-year-old may get his first team action this season, hopefully. But the centre-back will be facing a competition against the senior players like Smalling, Bailly, Rojo, Jones and Blind, so the chances are automatically short off. Maybe he can get his debut during the cup games, but surely not in the Premier League anytime soon.
At one point in his career, the 24-year-old was touted to be a future captain of his national side England, and thanks to the constant injury issues, the Englishman has fallen down into the pecking right at this very moment, he is struggling to find a stable footing to get a first team action. The defender, last season, only made 10 Premier League appearances and had a really disappointing campaign.
The arrival of Mourinho was expected to be a change and the manager gave him the chance in the Pre-season, but the 24-year-old failed to grab that. There were reports that the fellow Premier League side Stoke City was heavily interested in signing him, but Jose was unwilling to let him go, but we personally feel that he should have, but on loan.