While Manchester United have a strong team to build upon from last season, there’s no doubt their dismal transfer window has affected their chances this term.
United have failed to strengthen in multiple area’s, the first of those being the full back spots. While United have Valencia and Young, one must recognise that they are both aging and don’t have many years left at the highest level. Luke Shaw has sounded motivated in pre-season, however his performances have looked shaky at best. Mourinho seems to rate Diogo Dalot highly but the Portuguese is only 19-years-old and is long-term solution rather than the immediate relief United seem to need.
Another area is the right-wing. This has come as a surprise to many Manchester United fans seeing as this has been a weakness of United’s for a couple of seasons. No player has seemed to be able to nail down a spot there with Juan Mata, often underwhelmingly, having to fill the role over the last few years. United down the years were always known for their width and creativity coming from the wings but with Mata cutting in most of the time United only seem to profit down the left, which has no doubt hindered our goal prospects.
If United do indeed end next season in disastourous fashion, fans may look to United’s Chief Executive Ed Woodward, who has failed to back Mourinho in the transfer market and with growing discontent among the United faithful toward the Glazers, Woodward will look to end this transfer window on a high.