Man Utd players worried that summer signing was huge transfer mistake – report

Date published: Sunday 17th October 2021 8:33 - James Holland

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Man Utd players are privately questioning the club’s decision to sign a top star during the summer, according to one respected journalist.

The Red Devils had an eventful transfer window as they brought in three big names. First came the £73million signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. The England international was heavily linked with Man Utd in 2020 but club chiefs could not get a deal over the line.

They were successful this time around and the winger penned a five-year deal at Old Trafford.

Next came the arrival of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid. Man Utd parted with £41m to land the World Cup winner, who is viewed as one of the best centre-backs in the world.

Their deadline-day capture of global superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was one of the biggest transfers of the summer. He returned to Manchester for a reported £12.85m, which will be paid over the next few years.

Despite their impressive signings, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come under pressure recently. Man Utd dropped points to Aston Villa and Everton before the international break.

Their 4-2 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday was particularly disappointing. Late goals from Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka handed Brendan Rodgers’ side all three points.

The Times reporter Duncan Castles provides an update on what is going on in the Man Utd dressing room. While appearing on The Transfer Window Podcast, Castles stated that players were starting to question Sancho’s arrival.

The attacker is yet to register a single goal or assist after ten appearances. He has regularly been used as an impact sub so far this campaign.

Sancho’s team-mates are starting to wonder if he is worth the huge price tag. The player’s attitude in training has also been questioned, leading to rumours that he is causing problems at the club.

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Solskjaer admits selection error in Man Utd loss

Solskjaer has admitted that it might have been wrong to play Harry Maguire against Leicester.

The centre-back returned from a calf injury to start against his former club at the King Power. He had an afternoon to forget as Leicester’s strikers hounded him all day long.

In a post-match interview, Solskjaer said: “When you look at the game after, the four goals we conceded were poor. The way we played we don’t deserve to continue that run.

“I pick the team, Harry Maguire showed no reaction and I hold my hand up if that does not work out. If we concede four, I probably made a bad decision.

“Lately we have not been in great form, lost too many points and that is something we have to look at.”

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