Manchester United executives have spent close to £900m since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 but they have failed to lift the Premier League trophy.
On the contrary, United’s upcoming opponents Liverpool won last season’s Champions League glory despite spending less under Jurgen Klopp who took over from Brendan Rodgers in 2015.
To make matters worse, the Red Devils have been a shadow of themselves as they currently occupy the 12th position in the League standing — a situation which has got former player Robbie Savage angry.
According to Robbie Savage in one of his write-ups, it’s time the Red Devils take a clue from Jurgen Klopp’s wise spending which have seen him turn Liverpool to Champions League winners and regular title contenders.
He praised Klopp for his ability to make Liverpool a great team once again despite spending just £395m on new players in the past four years.
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“Klopp has spent £395million on new players since he became Liverpool manager in October 2015 – with a net spend of just under £70m. In that time, he has delivered the European Cup to Anfield, reached four other major finals and he is currently sitting pretty on an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League.”
“Wow – Klopp turned that lot from eighth in 2015-16 to Champions League winners three years later. From back to front, his signings have been supreme value for money – from goalkeeper Alisson Becker to Virgil van Dijk, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.” he wrote.
He admitted that Solskjaer’s team are far from the United everyone knew during Ferguson’s reign as they are no longer a force to reckon in the title race.
“Over the last six seasons, United have finished an average of 21.5 points behind the champions. And although it pains me to say so, they are now an irrelevance in the title race.
“…..United have spent £900m on new players since Fergie stepped down – and they have gone backwards.”