Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is prepared to waste another year of the club’s existence by not buying another central defender, despite the fact that none o the other defenders he has are any good.
The club are deciding to hold their horses on buying Kalidou Koulibaly and Harry Maguire because good players often cost quite a lot, and United refuse to spend much money on players who are experienced and who can play football well.
Matthijs De Ligt is another target, but he is more likely to join Barcelona because he does not want to ruin his career by joining a club that would rather persist with Phil Jones than buy someone better.
As a result, Solskjaer is willing to give Jones, Chris ‘useless’ Smalling, Eric ‘useless’ Bailly, and Marcos ‘useless’ Rojo and Axel Tuanzebe will be given another chance to throw away point after point after point in a determined effort to destroy and waste another season’s energy and hope.
The Mirror reports that United are also interested in Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot who is available on a free transfer as his contract is due to run out. The 23-year-old was sidelined in Paris after refusing to negotiate on a new deal, and would be a suitable replacement for Nemanja Matic, who can no longer run. United would still need a replacement for Ander Herrera, the pest, but given they might have to play in front of Smalling and Jones again there’s probably no point to be honest.