Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has claimed that Manchester United no longer aim to produce their own talent and have taken the path of spending huge amounts of money in the hope of more success, the Mirror reports.
Wenger was speaking ahead of the Emirates Cup and reinforced the idea that despite our new-found financial power, we’ll still aim to nurture our own talent.
However, in a complete sea change from their previous philosophy, Wenger believes there’s little patience now at Old Trafford which has pushed them to search for instant success.
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“You can take Barcelona or Man United, who had a generation and built their success on players who came from within,” Wenger was quoted as saying in the publication.
“With United’s success they have created huge financial resources and today there is no patience for them to continue to do what they did — and they have the financial resources to go with a different policy.”
Manchester United recorded the highest transfer outlay last summer in the Premier League, spending approximately £150million on new players (via talkSPORT).
After scraping into fourth place last season, it seems as though the Red Devils are launching another spending spree having already acquired Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, and Memphis Depay.
It only increases the pressure on Louis Van Gaal for instant results, and Wenger must also prove that our way of approach can lead to success too.