EPL giant, Man United still deserve some accolades despite failing to meet the expectations of the fans in the summer transfer window that ended on Monday night.

Graham Ruthven, a contributor on Forbes.com argues that the fact that the Red Devils were able to stick to their youth system policy and had it reflected in their summer transfer activities means they should be hailed.

The Red Devils brought in five players on the transfer deadline day with Edison Cavani and Alex Telles as the only senior players while the other three players were youth players.

The Red Devils brought in 18-year-old winger Amad Diallo from Atlanta as well as Facundo Pellistri from Penarol while Willy Kambwala, a 16-year-old central defender was brought in from Sochaux.

More to this is the earlier capture of Real Madrid left-back Alvaro Fernandes and Barcelona right-back Marc Jurado who are now with the youth team.

Don’t forget that Alejandro Granacho also signed from Atletico Madrid amongst several others that may not be mentioned in this post.

This show of fate in youth football will definitely guarantee and secure the future of the club in the nearest future despite having just little gains at the moment.

There are possibilities of having some of them leave the club in the future but that will not happen without financial gains for Man united.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.