Losing Sir Alex left Manchester United ‘unprepared’ for transfer window, claims Damien Comolli

By Marios Papaloizou

Manchester United’s poor performance in the transfer window was due to the club being unprepared for the difficulties of transferring power according to former Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli.

United have been widely criticized by fans and pundits alike for their inability to secure a marquee signing this summer despite making approaches for several big name players.

Comolli, who spent two years at Liverpool, believes that the Red Devils need to appoint a Director of Football in order to prevent future embarrassment in the transfer market.

“If there was a club in need of a director of football to ease the process for both individuals it was Manchester United,” Comolli told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“The issue for Manchester United is that the two most important people at the club, in Sir Alex and David Gill, left their positions and new people came in for their first transfer window.

“For some reason the club weren’t prepared or they didn’t think it would be that difficult and they ended up in a difficult situation.”

United’s summer finished with only one major signing in Marouane Fellaini; however, their list of failed signings contain a list of football’s biggest stars including Cesc Fabregas, Thiago, Gareth Bale, Daniele De Rossi, Sami Khedira, and Luka Modric.

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