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Jose Mourinho's big money signings at Manchester United that failed to shine

pramod rawat
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
19 Jan 2019, 14:30 IST

Mourinho failed to make the most of his expensive recruits
Mourinho failed to make the most of his expensive recruits

Manchester United is considered to be one of the biggest clubs in the world and is the most successful club in the Premier League. The club has won 20 league titles, 12 FA Cups, 3 Champions league titles to their name.

A lot of players joined the club with their name being anonymous and have marked their name in the history book of the club, whereas many other established stars have failed to replicate their best form. Cristiano Ronaldo can be one of the perfect examples of someone who made his way to the glory in Manchester United and has become one of the biggest stars in the world.

On the contrary, there can be many reasons for the failure, like the inability to adapt to new playing style, failure to cope with the pace of the game or an injury crisis. Such bad recruitments make the fans feel disappointed as well as instigates fear about the next big money signing in the future.

Here are few big signings by Jose Mourinho that failed to make an impact.


#1 Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez has been utterly disappointing for the Red Devils
Alexis Sanchez has been utterly disappointing for the Red Devils

Alexis Sanchez was one of few players who had stepped up for Arsenal and scored goals whenever the team was in crisis. He was a gem of a player at Arsenal. It was more of a panic buy by Manchester United in January 2018, as the club was struggling in the final third.

Manchester United swapped Henrikh Mkhitaryan with him and paid £29m along with £10m, as the agent fee. Furthermore, according to the Telegraph, the player was offered pre-tax wages of approximately £490,000 in a deal for four and half years.

In the United shirt, Sanchez has netted only three goals in twenty-three league games so far. He has failed to reproduce his form and has failed miserably to make an impact. Several frequent changes in the match day squad have also deterred his confidence and he later got injured which completely sidelined him for many months.

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