Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has slammed the club’s executives for signing two players who shouldn’t be playing for the Red Devils.
Manchester United have been a shadow of themselves since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, a situation Scholes believes was caused by the club’s transfer policy which allows David Moyes to sign players who were far from being the quality needed at Old Trafford.
Speaking to reporters, Scholes questioned David Moyes’ decision to spend £70m on Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini who couldn’t feature perfectly in United’s playing pattern.
‘‘I think there were alarm bells straightaway really when David [Moyes] took over and he signed Juan Mata and Fellaini for something like £70m,” he said.
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Though the ex-United star admitted that both players were good players, he reaffirmed that they were far from being the type of players who will add more firepower to the club’s attacking style of play.
Apart from the two players, Scholes also questioned José Mourinho’s acquisition while he was at the helm of affairs.
According to him, the kind of players the manager — and his predecessor (Louis Van Gaal) — brought to the Theatre of Dreams are responsible for the club’s unproductivity during the last two seasons.
“They’re good players in their own right, but I don’t think they were Manchester United players. I don’t think Sir Alex or David Gill would
have signed those types of players.
” I think from then on, alarm bells have rung and we’re in the position we are now because of buying players who we don’t really think are Man Utd players.”