Manchester United have bought well in the transfer window just gone, with Louis van Gaal trying to plug many gaps that clear for all to see in the squad. However it was probably too much to do in one window.
Last summer was a different story however, with Radamel Falcao and Angel di Maria failing miserably at Old Trafford, and subsequently they have both been shipped off after just a year in Manchester.
One of Sir Alex’s finest assistant managers at the club was Carlos Queiroz, and the Portuguese man has slammed both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal for their activity in the transfer market.
“I have great admiration and respect for Louis and David,” said Queiroz. “They are great coaches that I admire, but I think they made some critical and crucial mistakes in the transition from Alex.”
“It was always about creating players,” he told the Guardian. “Now it is the opposite, we see some of the best players going down and even some of the players that arrived in the team like Falcao and Di Maria were on the bench.
“I saw Di Maria and some games, he looked like he has never played football.
“There is panic buying. You have to prepare and then make the decisions together. You can still make wrong decisions, but we never made panic decisions when buying players.”
You can’t really argue with Queiroz, Manchester United did panic buy at times last season but this year has been a different story. Matteo Darmian has been superb and looks an astute signing, Memphis Depay is clearly talented, Morgan Schneiderlin is a defensive powerhouse and I don’t have to say anything about Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Hopefully Manchester United can kick on from here and prove the doubters wrong.