Manchester United need a huge summer transfer window. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a monumental job on his hands.
After recent failings when signing players, it seems as though Solskjaer is ready to try a fresh transfer policy. Apparently, it’s one that Mike Phelan is also playing a major part in, too. That’s according to the Manchester Evening News, who say that the assistant manager is advising Solskjaer on transfer plans and targets.
Phelan is yet to be named the permanent assistant manager at Old Trafford but I’d like to think it’ll happen soon. He has been just as important as the Baby Faced Assassin and we should all be hopeful that Sir Alex’s former number two will stick around.
Both Phelan and Solskjaer want to employ a more youthful strategy when signing players, which certainly makes sense given the success this club has had in the past with up-and-comers rather than signing the finished product.
You look at the Alexis Sanchez signing, and to an extent, Radamel Falcao and Angel di Maria, too. All have largely failed, it only makes sense to bring youth in and try something different. Even if it doesn’t work immediately, it has worked for us in the past.
The article goes on to name players like Jadon Sancho and Declan Rice. The pair would fit the mould perfectly while probably already being good enough to start regularly for United. Obviously, having interest is one thing and actually signing them is another, their respective clubs will clearly be keen to keep them around.
Hopefully, though, United can invest wisely this summer and start to get themselves back on the right track.