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Two Solskjaer's Summer Transfer Mistakes That Have Brought Manchester United To This Level

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United crowned their luxurious summer transfer activities with the addition of five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo. It is expected that with Cristiano Ronaldo on board, Manchester United will win silverware this season, but it looks like all these are just fantasy as Manchester United are struggling to score goals and win matches.

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The 48-year-old Norwegian tactician, after Manchester United Board's decision, according to a report from Daily Express, is said to remain as the club manager this season, despite the team's poor performances of recent, which has resulted in the club being eliminated from the Carabao Cup by underdogs, West Ham United.

With Manchester United entrusting the club's affairs to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, they should be ready to see another season passed without silverware won, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made two mistakes in the summer transfer market, which he won't be able to correct this season.

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These mistakes are

1. Signing Of Cristiano Ronaldo And Jadon Sancho

The signing of Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo happens to be one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's summer transfer mistakes. Both players, at individual level, are said to be great and every football manager would love to work with them, but their presence at Manchester United brought more pressure on the Norwegian tactician and Manchester United have drifted from the pattern of football they are known for under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Before the arrival of both players, Manchester United were a great team. They were not struggling to score goals and were winning matches, with all focus on Bruno Fernandez to inspire the team to victories. But all these are gone.

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Manchester United are now expected to play to the style of Cristiano Ronaldo, with everyone passing the ball to him; with this alone, Manchester United have made 107 attempts on goal since the Portuguese winger joined the club and have only managed to score seven goals, while Liverpool in the same time frame have made 87 attempts on goals, scoring 12 goals. Manchester United now lacks the cutting edge in front of goal.

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Jadon Sancho, who is said to be the right candidate for Manchester United's number 7 jersey, is yet to give the Red Manchester club what they paid for. The £75 million the club spent on him would have been spent to improve other areas in the squad.

2. David de Gea's Replacement

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer happens to be one of the managers in the world who did not deal with his team's weaknesses in the summer transfer window. The Norwegian tactician is aware that Manchester United do not have a goalkeeper. Instead, he decided to spend the cash on areas that did not need strengthening.

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David de Gea's present poor form is not a blip but a permanent one. Since he is no longer improving, Dean Henderson was brought back from his loan spell at Sheffield United to rival for the Number one position in the club. But both players are not at the same level as their contemporary rivals like Liverpool's Allison Becker and Chelsea's Édouard Mendy.

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The manager, instead, brought Tom Heaton back to Old Trafford for free: a goalkeeper who could not break into Aston Villa's starting eleven in the 2020/2021 season.

Manchester United is currently facing crisis in terms of conceding goals, with David de Gea yet to discover his form, and Dean Henderson is not fit to play in between the sticks after recovering from illness. Tom Heaton is not a great signing to break into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's starting eleven, to improve the team.

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