Since Alex Ferguson stepped down as Manchester United coach in 2013, the Red Devils have had a difficult period in their history. It is mainly due to a transfer policy far from the best, and the blame lies primarily with Manchester United executive director Ed Woodward. In this article, let’s look at some of the most unsuccessful transfers between 2013 and 2021. Despite not having the most successful performance on the national and international stage, it is always interesting to follow the matches of this club. The most convenient way to do this is on the progressive platform iBet789, which not only presents the team’s results but also has the possibility of betting on desirable terms.
Ángel Di María
The Argentine midfielder was bought in 2014. The player spent only one season for the club, participating in 32 games and scoring four goals. At that time, it was a record transfer value of the club. Ed Woodward gave almost £60 million for him.
Ángel Di María showed good soccer in the first matches, but later, he had a conflict with the coach, which led to a decline in the playing conditions. A year later, the club decided to sell the midfielder. PSG bought him for £44.3 million. The team lost more than 20 million pounds on this transfer, taking into account the salary and signing bonus.
In 2015 Depay was considered one of the future stars of Dutch soccer. Ed Woodward wanted to see this player at his club, so he did not hesitate to pay 31 million pounds for him. Not a bad deal, but in the next 53 games, the striker distinguished himself only seven times. Depay paid more attention to his luxurious life and clubs than he did to the game. The team’s high wages and lack of discipline contributed a lot to this.
In 2017, Manchester United sold Depay to Lyon for £21.7 million, where he became one of the team’s leaders. By the way, Ángel Di María started to show good play again after leaving the club. However, it is further evidence of the team’s transfer policy, which is not the most successful.
Other expensive purchases that didn’t meet expectations:
- Bastian Schweinsteiger;
- Marouane Fellaini;
- Matteo Darmian;
- Ander Herrera;
- Romelu Lukaku.
It is not a complete list of players who tarnished the impeccable reputation of the club. However, while Manchester United, led by Ed Woodward, is trying to restore its former glory, at iBet 789 24/7, fans can make predictions on the matches of this club in various tournaments.