Paul Ince rips into Man Utd’s transfer policy as he slams Van de Beek signing and urges move for Raul Jimenez

PAUL INCE blasted Manchester United’s transfer policy as he slammed the signing of Donny van de Beek and urged the club to land Raul Jimenez.

The former United legend couldn’t see why the Red Devils forked out £40million to poach Van de Beek from Ajax over the summer as he is yet to start a Premier League game.

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Donny van de Beek has spent most of his time on the bench since joining Manchester United from Ajax

Paul Ince urged Manchester United to make a move for Wolves’ Raul Jimenez

England and United legend Paul Ince didn’t mince his words

Ince, speaking exclusively to Ladbrokes at its launch of the 5-A-Side Bet on Leicester v Wolves, said: “They’ve spent £40m on Donny van de Beek and they’re not playing him. I don’t know why they signed him.

“Maybe there’s a situation where Pogba could be going at the end of the season and Van de Beek could come in.

“But if you’ve spent £40m on a player, you put him in! Put him in the team.

“No disrespect to Fred but do me a favour… Fred’s OK. He’s OK. He doesn’t score goals, he doesn’t set up goals.

“Midfield players are supposed to score goals. Even when you watch him shoot – he can’t shoot! 

“That’s why you spend money on players, but then you’ve got to put them in the team.

Bruno Fernandes came in and was straight in the team. Van de Beek must be sat there thinking ‘what have I done?’”

Ince suggested a combination of poor recruitment and results will heap the pressure on boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

He added: “Recruitment at United has been really, really poor. They’ve always had money to buy players.

“If you bring players in for those big amounts and you’re not playing them but the team is winning, then great.

“When you don’t play them and the team isn’t getting results, people will start questioning Ole about recruitment and results.

“Those two factors combined are going to put pressure on Ole. Recruitment and results.”

United have had a slow start to the season and sit 15th in the Premier League and may look to splash out in January.

And Ince talked up the potential of Wolves striker Raul Jimenez – as well as suggesting he may have been a better option than deadline day signing Edinson Cavani.

The 53-year-old said: “There are so many players out there who could have come into that Man United team. You look at Thomas Partey, Raul Jimenez.

“Last season United needed to bring in a striker and they go and get Odion Ighalo from China. What was that about?

“Go and spend £40m on Jimenez. He’s a proven striker, a scorer. You know, and then they go and get Edinson Cavani who will hardly play.”


By: Josh Graham
Title: Paul Ince rips into Man Utd’s transfer policy as he slams Van de Beek signing and urges move for Raul Jimenez
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Published Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2020 13:58:10 +0000

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