John Murtough is given the opportunity to correct Ed Woodward’s Man United transfer blunder.
Following a development, United may be able to make one more signing in the summer transfer window.
Manchester United have had a successful summer transfer season, with long-term goals Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane joining the club. However, as we approach the August 31 deadline, there is one more item that many United supporters would like to see fulfilled.
Sancho’s £73 million arrival has put an end to United’s right-wing woes, while Varane will form a central defensive partnership with captain Harry Maguire once his move from Real Madrid is completed.
Those were the most pressing additions, and United’s management did well to sign them. For many supporters, though, another issue remains unanswered – and it appears that it will remain thus.
According to The Mirror, Solskjaer has concluded he is satisfied with the club’s transfer window efforts and does not require any additional personnel.
Obviously, this means no transfer for Kieran Trippier, who is valued at £28 million by Atletico Madrid.
That is clearly a reasonable stance – Aaron Wan-Bissaka has Diogo Dalot to back him up – but it also means no new defensive midfield signings.
At Old Trafford, central midfield has been a concern for some time, with none of Fred, Scott McTominay, or Nemanja Matic putting in consistent performances.
However, it appears that the trio, together with Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek, will be entrusted with defending the team in 2021/22.
That suggests football director John Murough isn’t interested in making amends for one of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward’s prior gaffes.
Between 2014 and 2019, Ander Herrera was a fan favorite. He was named United’s player of the season in 2016/17, helping the team win the FA Cup and League Cup, and was named man-of-the-match in the club’s Europa League final victory over Ajax.
Herrera was a tenacious, relentless, and often quiet presence for United in the middle of the park. He made tackles, committed fouls, disrupted play, and intelligently distributed the ball.
He was, however, permitted to go for free two years ago. When his contract expired, he joined Paris Saint-Germain and has likely been missed ever since.
Herrera was not only adored by his followers, but he also adored them and did not want to go.
“I had no intention of leaving the club, and I was content there—as content as I am now.”Brinkwire Summary News”.