Le Tissier: ‘Players thinking twice about joining Man United’

first_imgManchester United’s struggles during the summer transfer window are due to players beginning to ‘think twice’ about joining the 20-time English champions, Matt Le Tissier has told talkSPORT.The Red Devils were one of the most productive sides early in the transfer window, strengthening in all areas of the pitch with the additions of midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin, attacker Memphis Depay, defender Matteo Darmian and Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero.But things have been quiet at Old Trafford since, with manager Louis van Gaal missing out on a number of top targets, with Barcelona forward Pedro – their most high-profile mark – eventually joining Premier League rivals Chelsea.Widespread reports linked the club to a host of other big names, including Barca striker Neymar, Real Madrid stars Cristiano Ronadlo, Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos, plus Bayern Munich strike duo Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski, but fans were left disappointed.Their need for another quality forward was again highlighted as United slumped to defeat against Swansea on Sunday – their third straight league loss to the Welsh side – as the Jacks came from a goal down to win 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.And Le Tissier believes players are more hesitant to join the famous club now than under their glory days under former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.“Losing Pedro was a huge blow to Manchester United,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“They thought that was in the bag, but Chelsea came and pinched him at the last minute and United were left with a bit of egg on their face.“Then, the reaction was all of a sudden stories appearing that United want to buy Sadio Mane, just to try and deflect from the fact they couldn’t get Pedro.“It’s surprising because there were times, when I was playing, when Manchester United were linked with a player and if they wanted him, they got him.“The player went and there was no question – he wanted to join that club.“It does seem at the moment that players are thinking twice about joining Man United, which never happened in the past.”last_img

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