Manchester United’s transfer window was largely about a question: Would the Reds secure Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho?
The 20-year-old has been linked to the Reds for many weeks, and according to the reports will have agreed on the personal terms if United flipped 120 million euros.
They did not.
Instead, left-back Alex Telles (27) was brought in from Porto on Deadline Day, along with striker Edinson Cavani (33), who was free after a stay at PSG. In addition, three young boys for the future were secured.
«Desperate tider», skriver James Ducker i The Telegraph.
He believes Manchester United’s “desperate search for a right wing ended in defeat”.
No Sancho and no proven right winger. No centre half and a 33yo veteran striker who hasn’t played for 7 months and who United just have to hope can get and stay fit. Desperate times at #mufc https://t.co/SP7Ejv02Yw
— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) October 5, 2020
Much of the frustration is directed at the Glazer family, who own Manchester United and constantly withdraw money from the club, as well as club director Ed Woodward – who according to the Daily Mirror has had increased security around the house as a result of angry supporters during a disappointing transfer window.
The frustration is especially great among the fans in social media, where many get an outlet for it by spitting out you and bile. For the expectations were high before the window was closed this time.
“Solskjær is waking up today to the same reality that arose for Moyes, van Gaal and Mourinho. Sponsorship agreements / supporter groups / social media do not lead to transitions “, writes James Robson in Standard.
Robson believes the managers who have been after Sir Alex Ferguson have been let down when it comes to buying / selling and that this is clearly noticeable when it comes to the sporting results in recent seasons.
— James Robson (@jamesrobsonES) October 6, 2020
Writer Andy Mitten, who has long worked closely with Manchester United, recently had one poll on Twitter where he asked what kind of feeling Manchester United fans were left with when the transfer window closed.
At the time of writing, 26,000 votes have been received, and around 9 percent are satisfied. 36 percent are skeptical, while 55 percent think it has been weak.
Sunshine about star shopping
The flirtation with Barcelona striker Ousmane Dembélé also did not lead to United on Deadline Day, a transfer that for a long time indicated that he was plan B if Sancho did not come.
“If you had told Manchester United fans three months ago that the transfer window would have ended 1-6 against Tottenham and that Jadon Sancho would remain in Germany, they would certainly not have believed you,” writes the local newspaper Manchester Evening News.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær, for his part, is pleased with the signings that were made on Monday.
– First of all, I would like to welcome Alex (Telles) to United. He is a player we have been following for a while and what he has shown in recent years is exactly what we are looking for. He fights and is a winner and will add real determination and competition to the squad. Alex has the qualities, both as a player and as a person, that we want here at Manchester United, says Solskjær to Manchester United’s website.
About Edinson Cavani, Solskjær says:
– Edinson is an experienced professional who always gives everything for the team. The goal for club and national team is fantastic and we are happy to sign a player of his caliber. He will add energy, strength, leadership and a fantastic mentality to the team, but the most important thing is that he will deliver goals.