It’s no longer news that the transfer window officially opened on July 1, 2017, and Manchester United like other teams across the EPL have been doing some behind the scene preparations in form of squad fine tuning; via clearing of the dead woods, and injection of fresh legs to add competitive impetus.
So far this summer Manchester United have only Victor Lindelof to show as their new signing while deals for Perisic, Matic, Alvaro Morata, and others are still in limbo. Reports from various online sources have it that Jose Mourinho, who recently laid his father to rest in Setubal, Portugal is not pleased with the abysmal showing of the club tranfer team headed by Mr. Woodward thereby giving currency to the notion that both parties might be headed for a strained summer which may spiral into the new season if Mourinho’s demanded signings are unable join the rest of the squad early enough to build synergy.
In the mean, as the United’s 28 days preseason tour of America beckons this weekend it is left to be seen if Woodward and his team will put some smiles on the face of the Special One by getting the targets he had drawn up since March to freshen up the squad. Suffice it to say that the injury and the subsequent departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic from the team meant that United are bound to replace his goals upfront. Moreso, they are obliged to add more existential goals threat across the attack line given that goals from Zlatan’s attacking partners last season were few and far in between.
Therefore, if the last season’s Europa winners are to live up to their legendary status and return back to the glory days of Sir, Alex Ferguson’s era, they must be decisive with their team strengthening and move fast in the transfer market because gone were the days when the EPL was just about Manchester United and the rest. These days teams through new owners, lucrative sponsorship, and the financial fair play rule have more on their plate to throw around. Hence United must do the needful or risk been left behind particularly by her ‘noisy neighbor’ Manchester City.