ESPN reporter Mark Ogden has slammed Manchester United’s transfer policy over the past five years.
Mark Ogden points how Manchester United moved from talking to sign Erling Haaland from RB Salzburg to actually signing Odion Ighalo on a short-term deal.
“Alexis, can I just say on Odion Ighalo, I think that this is the signing that sums up Man United over the last five years better than any other signing because a month earlier than that, they were sat in a room with Erling Haaland,” he said.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thought he’d had a deal agreed with Erling Haaland that they were going to get this striker in, a guy he knew from Molde, a kid he’d coached as a youngster who knew his dad.
“Everything was in United’s favour. He had a relationship with the father, with Erling himself and they missed out on Haaland to Borussia Dortmund because they wouldn’t accept a release clause in his contract and signed Odion Ighalo [instead].
“Now, Ighalo is an honest player, he did his best, but they went from Erling Haaland in December to Odion Ighalo in January. So [that] tells you everything about Man United over the last five years.”