MU is almost unable to compete with the top teams after the summer transfer window. Solskjaer’s goal is therefore to help this club find themselves. Looking at the transfer of Manchester United, the fans are not difficult to recognize the similarity between Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of this summer and Jose Mourinho of the summer of 2018. Overall, the two transfer seasons of MU are not satisfied satisfied coaches.
In this summer, MU brought three new players, Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, spending a total of 145 million pounds. A large transfer amount can make people think about a significantly improved lineup but it is not.
The current MU squad has a total of 7 midfielders, even more than their central midfield. MU also has 3 right-backs, but only one left-back Luke Shaw. Old Trafford’s midfield team has no substitute for Ander Herrera, leaving only the trusted player Paul Pogba.
In the upline, MU cannot add any striker of any size after the departure of Romelu Lukaku. The team did not have any right-back strikers either, while both Marcus Rasford, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez were theoretically active on the left.
Director Ed Woodward indeed put a lot of money into the transfer market, but it is easy to see that this team still lacks balance. It is difficult to say that the Old Trafford team has had a successful summer transfer. They missed at least 2 important goals: top class midfielder and top striker.
Last summer, Mourinho also fell into such a situation. He wants MU to buy a high-class midfielder, who has listed a list of Toby Alderweireld, Kalidou Koulibaly, Jerome Boateng and Harry Maguire, but the MU leadership does not bring anyone back.
He wanted Ivan Perisic for public goods, but he was still at Inter Milan, to the point that Mourinho was irritated by the media. He wants quality central midfielder, but Fred is what Mourinho has.