Former Man United assistant-manager Carlos Queiroz has insisted that the club are panic buying and that they need to prepare and plan like the club used to.
United spent £108.1m on new recruits this summer, including £36m on Anthony Martial who has yet to prove that he is worth such a significant fee.
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As a result, Queiroz has questioned the club’s transfer policy and conceded that he believes that they are “panic buying”.
“A club like Manchester, with its financial capabilities, the results must be there immediately,” Queiroz told The Guardian.
“But we also want to see the players shining. Great players like (George) Best, (Paul) Scholes, (Ryan) Giggs, (Roy) Keane, (Ruud) Van Nistelrooy – where are they? Where are the stars of Manchester United?
“It was always about creating players. Now it is the opposite. And even some of the players that arrived in the team like (Radamel) Falcao and (Angel) Di Maria were on the bench. I saw Di Maria in some games, and 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.”
Essentially, Quieroz was indirectly having a dig at Louis Van Gaal and his board, and the Dutch tactician has come under significant criticism in recent weeks for the decisions made in the transfer market.
Whether or not United make it work remains to be seen, but they have certainly paid a lot of money for players that they hope will form the new core of the side in years to come.