Rafael, who is now in Lyon, believes that one of the reasons his former club struggled to compete is down to the wrong investment.
Manchester’s wrong transfer decisions
Rafael da Silva believes that Manchester United suffered after making mistakes in its transfer strategy after the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson. In his seven years at Old Trafford, under the leadership of Ferguson. The Brazilian has won three Premier League titles in full force, and United have not been able to secure another title since the departure of the legendary manager in 2013. Rafael, who is now in Lyon, believes that one of the reasons his former club struggled to compete is down to the wrong investment. Two years should be enough for this, but seven years have already passed. We did some things wrong. We started signing expensive players and giving them a lot of money. I do not agree with this,” Rafael told reporters.
£150 million player does not mean that he is good for the club
“Just because a player is £150 million does not mean that he is good for the team. It depends on the nature of the player. We made some mistakes, but I hope that now we can get back on track”. Norwegians are primarily aimed at young British talents as a way to return United to first place. And its first three signatures of Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Harry Maguire were successful. The arrival of Bruno Fernandes in January revived the United’s midfield. The club is looking to bring more extras when the transfer window finally reopens with Jadon Sancho top on the Solskjaer’s transfer list, and Rafael has some tips for his former club about who they should be targeting.
“They have to go to the players who want to play for Manchester United. Not only because Manchester United is going to pay you, look at Chicharito. How hard was he playing for Manchester United? He wanted to play. How much did he pay for Manchester United? Not Much. You have to be smart,” Rafael explained. “You have to see that the player dreams to perform for the Red Devils. They have to be smart.” Harry Kane is a goalscorer. Jadon Sancho is an amazing, but first of all, you need to see the character of the player and see if they want to succeed for the United, not just come for the money.”