Manchester United’s recent Premier League 0-2 thumping in the hands of Burnley, has attracted several comments. The defeat, which was witnessed by a lot of Manchester United fans, and stakeholders at the Old Trafford, has led former legend and defender, Rio Ferdinand to criticise the club's recent recruitment policy
A disappointed Rio Ferdinand took a dig at the club's recruitment policy for the past six years. He questioned Manchester United's recruitment strategy since the introduction of Chief Executive Vice Chairman of Manchester United, Ed Woodward.
Ferdinand listed at least six players who he believed shouldn't have played for the club in the first place. The former United defender said during a Live Coverage of the Man United match at BT Sport:
"The recruitment, and you can look at the recruitment over seven years this has been on a downward spiral,
"You look at some of the players that have come in, (Marcos) Rojo, (Radamel) Falcao, (Marouane) Fellaini, (Morgan) Schneiderlin, (Matteo) Darmian, (Memphis) Depay. Were these players ever really United players?
"For different reasons, either mentality, ability, style of play, were they ever really Manchester United players?"
"And that's what I was a lot of the time getting baffled with, who's buying these players? Is it a manager coming in, 'I want these players for now?', or is it the club saying 'no, hold on. we're going to buy for now but also future proof the club as well.' And I don't think that was coming into consideration."
In December 2019, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had tackled rumours that Ed Woodward controls the signing of players himself. He (Ole) insisted that he was the one who has the final say on transfers as he is trying to rebuild his United squad.
"I will always have the final say. I am not going to let any players in the door without me saying yes definitely,
"It has to be that way. it is a good process and of course, if I don't like a player I don't want him there," Solskjaer said.
Manchester United have now slipped to their second consecutive defeat and eighth league loss of the season against Burnley.
The Burnley side led by Manager, Sean Dyche, put out an interesting performance on Wednesday night, leaving Manchester United licking their wound in the absence of the main striker, Marcus Rashford.