Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has stated that Jose Mourinho is still trying to clean up United’s ‘bad spending’ over the past three years.
Neville, who has already achieved legendary status with the Old Trafford crowd, has urged the United fans to remain calm as Jose Mourinho continues to clean up the Manchester United squad.
Since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, Manchester United has been flooded with just under half a billion pounds worth of talent, some successful and some, not so much.
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Among the players to have joined Manchester United during the past three years are Memphis Depay, Anthony Martial, Angel Di Maria, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Juan Mata.
Gary Neville believes that Jose Mourinho is still in the process of clearing out some of United’s ‘bad signings’ over the past years, and will use the upcoming season as a guideline to base his decisions on who’s staying and who’s leaving.
He stated: “He (Jose) is unravelling what’s gone on here in the last three years with what I think has been bad spending by the club, simple as that. Now he is trying to correct it.
“I do like two or three players that he has signed this time. I like Pogba, he will come good, I like the fact Zlatan’s got a big character, I like Bailly.
“I think there are players there that have got the profile that fit the Manchester United stature but there are still some here that haven’t got the profile.”
So far, Jose Mourinho has been rotating his squad to allow players the chance to prove their worth, but it seems like a gap is emerging between the first-team members and the bench warmers.
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is one of the latest players to have been benched by Mourinho, after the manager opted for Juan Mata during United’s last Premier League match, against Leicester City.
Memphis Depay is another player who has been failing to impress the manager, and is currently losing his spot to 18-year-old Marcus Rashford.
Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata look re-born this season, after the midfield pair impressed during their first few matches of the ongoing campaign.