Manchester United Legend Slams Manchester United For Spending Money Just to ‘Satisfy Fans’
Manchester United legend, Dimitar Berbatov has hit out on Manchester United for making numerous signings just to satisfy fans amid Donny Van De Beek’s inability to make an impact at the club. Berbatov played for Sir Alex Fergurson at Old Trafford and scored numerous goals and winning several trophies with the club. Berbatov retired in 2019 after an incredible career playing 10 seasons in the premier league.
The Red Devils are currently top of the Premier League, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men suffered an early blow in the start of their Champions League campaign. Cristiano Ronaldo fired United into the lead against Young Boys on Tuesday, only for the Premier League club to suffer a shock 2-1 defeat at the full-time whistle. Van de Beek, who has failed to establish himself as a regular in Solskjaer’s starting XI, surprisingly started for United in their Champions League opener. However, the 24-year-old Dutch midfielder was withdrawn at half-time for United center-back Raphael Varane.
Now, Berbatov has insisted that Van de Beek is “running out of time” at United and he has not had a chance to show “what he can do.” The 40-year-old former striker also said it was a “pity” it hasn’t worked out well for the Netherlands international after how much United paid for him. However, Berbatov accused United of needlessly spending big money to satisfy their fans.
“United midfielder Donny van de Beek is running out of time to save his United career,” Berbatov continued
“He started against Young Boys but was substituted at half-time. This has been the story of his time at the club. If he plays, he’s brought off. If he comes on, he gets 10 minutes. He never gets the chance to settle and show what he can do. It’s just not working out for Donny van de Beek. It’s a pity because United paid big money for him. But this is what happens when you spend money just to satisfy your fans. I still hope he gets a proper chance but it is going to be very difficult for him and the club may decide to cut their losses if they can.”
“I don’t see any point in discussing Solskjaer’s future so early in the season. United have a strong squad, have made excellent signings who are bedding in and we should judge them at the end of the group stage, not after one match.”
United will resume their Premier League campaign on 19th September against West Ham at the London Stadium. And Ole will be looking to bounce back after the loss against young boys in the champions league.