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The rot runs deep? – Man United transfer approach leaves agents puzzled

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Manchester United transfer approach puzzles agents

Speaking on the Talk of the Devils Podcast, The Athletic’s Andy Mitten has revealed that agents have been left puzzled by Manchester United authorities of late.

He went on to add that agents have been left puzzled by a lack of response from the club officials regarding their clients. (h/t The Athletic)

“I’ve spoke to agents this summer, one yesterday: ‘United haven’t got back to me.”

The Athletic's Andy Mitten has revealed that agents have been left puzzled by Manchester United authorities of late.
Sir Alex Ferguson left Manchester United in 2013

The Red Devils enjoyed a late resurgence that saw them finish third last season. This ensured Champions League qualification for this season, something that looked beyond reach in January.

That should have given us the base to build upon and strengthen in the summer. However, from what we have seen so far, United go into the new season with pretty much the same squad as last campaign.

While the teams around us have strengthened, United have only added Donny van de Beek to the roster. The Dutchman scored on his debut and has looked impressive. However, he cannot single handedly make us compete against Liverpool and Manchester City.

Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward
Ed Woodward is struggling to close deals this summer

While the club was once proactive and got the business done with the barest of fuss, it just is not the case anymore.

Mitten goes on to add that the agent of top class player admitted that United never got back to him. (h/t The Athletic)

“He’s baffled that United have not got back to him.”

When Ferguson left in 2013, the likes of Liverpool were far behind us. Now the Reds are back on top and are on the verge of equalling our league title tally.

Our work this summer, or the lack of it, is testament of what needs to change if we are once again to get back on our perch.

Donny van de Beek is the only major signing Manchester United have made this summer
Donny van de Beek is the only major signing Manchester United have made this summer

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As much as we would loathe to, it is time that United took lessons from their rivals.

The likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and even Tottenham Hotpsur have gone about their business to great effect. It is time we did the same.