Since 2013, Manchester United’s transfer strategy has been nothing short of shambolic and in all reality, last summer’s transfer window saw them bring in three decent signings in Alex Telles, Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani, whilst still leaving a glaring hole down the right-wing.
United have not had a natural right-winger since the days of Antonio Valencia and Nani back in 2014, prior to Louis van Gaal selling the latter and converting Valencia into a right wing-back.
Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho looked most likely to be United’s marquee signing for the majority of the transfer window, however, United refused to meet the Black and Yellow’s asking price and have instead penalised themselves by having no senior first-team right-winger in their squad.
United did sign the likes of Amad Diallo for just over £35m including bonuses from Atalanta and Facundo Pellestri from Uruguayan side Penarol on the recommendation of former cult hero Diego Forlan. This was subject to a lot of frustration from United fans, as it is evident that the club needed a signing for the here and now, having gone such a long time without a right-winger.