United should have bought Jimenez instead of Cavani

Thu 05 November 2020 | 12:26

Former United star Paul Ince says the club made a mistake in buying Edinson Cavani and should have signed Wolves star Jimenez.


Manchester United


Paul Ince

has criticized the club's transfer policy, saying that buying

Edinson Cavani

for $ 52 million this summer was wrong and that United should have signed


’ striker

Raul Jimenez



, who commented on

Man Utd

situation after


defeat against


and the very poor performance of the


team, believes that Part of United's problems could have been solved with a better transfer policy in the summer.

Referring to United's summer signings, Paul Ince said:

“There are so many players out there who could have come into that Man United team. You look at Thomas Partey and Raul Jimenez for example.

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

“You’ve got to look at the structure, the recruitment, the scouting system and think ‘what are they looking at?’ There’s a lot of good players out there, top, top players. Go and get these players. But they haven’t.

“If you’re going to spend the money, put them in the team. I’m not having this ‘you’ve got to give them time’ – you’ve got to put them in straight away if you’re going to spend that money. Why would you spend £40m on a player who you’re going to just stick on the bench?

“Solskjaer will have wanted these players. As recruitment goes, he will have had a list of players and number one targets, number two targets, if you can’t get number one then go for number two, and so on.”

source: SportMob