Manchester United’s transfer window is becoming an ‘EMBARRASSMENT’, blasts Gary Neville as he accuses new Old Trafford chiefs of making the same ‘old failings’ with Frenkie de Jong saga rumbling on
- Gary Neville has hit out at the ’embarrassment’ of Man United’s transfer woes
- Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen were signed this summer
- But new manager Erik ten Hag’s No. 1 target is Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong
- Chelsea are reportedly confident of beating their rivals to the Dutch midfielder
- And club icon Neville blasted the Red Devils’ ‘old failings’ in the transfer market
Gary Neville has insisted Manchester United’s transfer window is turning into an ’embarrassment’ in an explosive interview.
Chelsea are reportedly confident of beating their Premier League rivals to Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, despite United’s three-month pursuit of the Dutch midfielder, the top target for new manager Erik ten Hag.
And Neville, speaking on the Overlap, in partnership with Sky Bet, accused the club of making the same ‘old failings’ as the De Jong saga rumbles on.
Gary Neville has insisted Man United’s transfer window is becoming an ’embarrassment’
He accused the Premier League club of failing to back new manager Erik ten Hag in the market
He said: ‘I would go back to Ten Hag and say I think he’s had a really impressive start, a confident start… and he’s not been supported off the pitch by an operation that can get him the players he wants.
‘If you said to me two months ago that Manchester United would have Fred and McTominay in midfield and we would have Martial up front – who every Manchester United fan and coach had written off as being leaving…
I’d say that the manager has been given a pretty tough hand. All these clubs – Chelsea, they bring Raheem Sterling in. City, bring in Erling Haaland, Darwin Nunez goes to Liverpool. And then you’ve got Manchester United who basically can’t get a player through the door.’
United, after appointing Ten Hag this summer after a record-breakingly poor season at Old Trafford, have signed center back Lisandro Martinez from Ajax, left back Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord, and Christian Eriksen on a free transfer from Brentford.
Chelsea are reportedly confident of beating their rivals to Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong – who is Ten Hag’s number one transfer target, despite United’s three-month pursuit
But Neville questioned the success rate of players who move to the Premier League from the Eredivisie – and admitted all United fans were ‘tired’ of drawn-out transfer pursuits of players, like Jadon Sancho.
He added: ‘The old failings seem to be there, in terms of not being able to get anything over the line.
‘Every Manchester United fan is a little bit tired of us. I said this about Sancho and it’s the same now with De Jong – it gets to the point where a signing that should be an excitement for the club drags on that long that actually in the end you actually lose excitement for the signing, it almost becomes a little bit of an embarrassment.
And it’s still happening. So, I’m really concerned about the fact that they can’t get signings over the line yet.’
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