MANCHESTER UNITED signing Donny van de Beek has been slammed as a ‘panic purchase’ achieved to appease followers by Paul Merson.
The 23-year-old was purchased for £39million from Ajax, in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first deal of the summer time window.
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But it surely left former Arsenal participant turned pundit Merson scratching his head, with United already stuffed with choices in central midfield.
With Premier League rivals having already strengthen their squads, the Crimson Devils have been accused of speeding into enterprise.
Merson informed the Each day Star: “Donny van de Beek appears like a panic purchase at Manchester United. I don’t get it.
“They simply spent £40m on a place the place they’re already robust and the way does he play with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes?
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“You must have somebody who can play the holding position.
“That signing seemed to me like: “Oh we haven’t purchased anybody but, let’s go and purchase somebody, who can we get?”
United are nonetheless out there for a defender and winger, with Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho their main goal.
However Jack Grealish – who acquired his first England name up – can also be a inventive different for Solskjaer.
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United are additionally nonetheless within the race to signal Thiago from Bayern Munich, however face competitors from Liverpool.
The Spaniard has only a 12 months left on his deal, with the German champions able to money in on the £27m rated playmaker.
Liverpool are believed to be main the race, with Georginio Wijnaldum linked with a transfer to Barcelona, which may create area for Thiago.