Too Late? Manchester United to spend up to £80m in January to save the season
United have made a complete mess in the summer transfer window. They failed to land their major targets and in the chaotic transfer deadline-day bought someone paying over the price.
Further, they have been handed a tough set of fixtures to deal with and following the 2-1 defeat at the hands of West Bromwich Albion, Moyes has come under severe criticism from the fans and the media.
United owners are however not bothered by the initial failures. They believe the competition is intense this season as the other competitors have strengthened their squad considerably. The Glazers also understands that it was always going to be difficult for the Moyes and Ed Woodward, the new executive vice-chairman, to make it a raring success in their first transfer window.
United are expected to go for Everton left-back Leighton Baines and Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Herrera in the January transfer window. Further a top-class central defender is also a priority while the Red Devils could also make a move for Real Madrid’s Fabio Coentrao as well.
The trepidation lies that is it may be too late to save the season before they delve into the next transfer window. Already they are trailing behind their London rivals in the league while Liverpool are also posing a great challenge so far. So, by the time, they re-think their strategy to bolster the squad, they might not stay in the title-race as well.
The bloggers, fans, journalists have been saying this for the last few seasons that United squad has been weakened in recent years considerably but it was the sheer managerial capability of Sir Alex Ferguson that has earned them laurels and made them competitive. The cracks in the team were already visible and by not covering them in the summer adequately, Moyes had made a huge mistake. And he might have to pay the price as well for that.
Is it too late now? Anyway, take the solace – better late than never.