Man Utd chief Ed Woodward slammed for unclear transfer plan after two signings

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been questioned following the acquisition of two players in the summer transfer window. Former England striker Peter Crouch says he cannot see which direction United want to head in following the additions of Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani.

United signed Van de Beek from Ajax for £40million but the Holland international is yet to start a Premier League game.

Meanwhile, Cavani joined on transfer deadline day after spending the summer looking for a new club following his release from Paris Saint-Germain.

The Uruguay striker is also yet to start for the Red Devils and Crouch is confused by the two additions.

The pundit cannot see a clear plan from United following Sunday’s loss to Arsenal at Old Trafford.

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“We’ve said before, I don’t know what direction Manchester United are going in,” Crouch said on Match of the Day 2.

“I feel like that when a good player comes up, like Cavani or Van de Beek, I feel like they go for him and get him and not really have a plan of where they’re going to play them.

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“Looking at Van de Beek on the bench today, Cavani getting 15 minutes, it’s not the answer.

“Whereas I look at Arsenal and I feel like I see a direction, I feel like I see a plan and I feel like something’s coming together for them.

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“United, yeah, they will pick up good performances and they’ll win games, but then they’ll have a game like [against Arsenal] and it’s inconsistent and it’s not the Manchester United way.”

Meanwhile, former Aston Villa striker Tony Cascarino says United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have been sacked by now if he managed another top European club.

“You’re looking at United and I thought he has had times where you go: ‘Do you know what? I feel like it’s moving in the right direction’,” Cascarino said on talkSPORT.

“Yesterday, if it was one step forward, it was 10 steps backwards because they really did get, in every shape and form, embarrassed by the way [Mikel] Arteta set Arsenal up and they did an absolute number of Manchester United yesterday.

“Losing home games in the manner of Crystal Palace as we’ve seen, you just cannot survive at a football club.

“If you’re manager at Real Madrid, if you’re manager at Barcelona, PSG, many big clubs in Europe, with failure and being mid-table or below, even after seven games, you’re going to be gone, that is fact. History has told us that.”

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