Manchester United appear to be a club in disarray and the analysis articles on what is wrong at Old Trafford are beginning to look all too familiar.
The Red Devils are plagued with the regular issues of boards not backing their managers in the transfer market. While more often than not this plays out in the likes of Louis Van Gaal and David Moyes not being given adequate funds to spend big in investments, in the cases of Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer there was a failure of getting the precise players the men in charge desired.
With Erik ten Hag, a similar brand of frustration has festered. After squandering much of the window in a bid to lure Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona, United are seemingly waking up to the reality of the little time left and plenty of positions still gapingly unfilled.
The comedy of errors is most apparent in the forward line with the elusive hunt for an attacker now finds the club making as well as refusing to make essential bids.
As per MEN, Ten Hag has strongly identified Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech as the go-to forward in lieu of other players. The Dutchman has worked with the 29-year-old prior and the player fits the theme of the window.
However, the United hierarchy reportedly refuse to sanction the deal.
Such is the case of desperation, that the report suggests that the club even tried to make a bid for Timo Werner, who ended up rejoining RB Leipzig. This case suggests that perhaps Chelsea may not be the issue in this regard.
The fresh team in charge of transfers and recruitment do not have time left and the poor start to the Premier League season is not helping the matter either. With a seeming eternity of away games lined up, the window cannot end sooner for the Old Trafford faithful.