The summer transfer window is over, and with only three OK signings by the Manchester United, Alexis Sanchez is disappointed.
This Thursday, the transfer deadline ended, and after big transfers happened all over Europe this summer—like Ronaldo to Juventus, Courtois to Real Madrid, and Vidal to Barcelona—the Red Devils reinforcements leave much to be desired. This summer the English club signed the Brazilian midfielder Fred, the former Porto player Diogo Dalot, and the goalkeeper Lee Grant.
Sanchez couldn't resist talking about the topic and said to ESPN Brasil's Natalie Gedra, "I would have liked that they had signed many more world-class players. But it's the club's decision.”
Out of the three players joining the English club this season, Fred will be the only one who could have a real impact in the team. Dalot is an inexperienced 19-year-old player who stopped playing for the Porto reserve team in October last year, and Lee’s role will only be as a backup goalkeeper.
The Chilean player indeed liked the arrival of Fred to the Manchester United."The truth is that [Fred] impressed me a lot in his first game," Sanchez said to ESPN. "It's what the team lacked — someone who plays 'Jogo bonito,' as they say in Brazil.”
The Brazilian player signed from Shakhtar Donetsk in a deal worth around £50 million, he played five years for the Ukranian team where he scored 10 goals.
Moreover, Alexis Sanchez insisted on the importance of having big players with experience in order to be able to compete against the greatest teams of Europe. In the last Champions League, the Spanish club Sevilla knocked out Manchester United in the round of 16.
"At United, we have to sign big players, with experience," Alexis told Sky Sports, "Barcelona just signed Arturo Vidal, who is a great player and my team-mate from Chile...He is an example of the type of players we need to sign in order to win trophies and compete at the highest level."
The Chilean player is not the only member of the team who was expecting for more reinforcements before the end of this summer. The Man U. coach José Mourinho said last week that if his team wasn’t bolstered before the transfers deadline, they were going to experience a difficult season this year.