Tom Ince expresses Manchester United concern after average transfer window

Manchester United legend Tom Ince has admitted that he is concerned over the Red Devils’ inability to attract world-class players to Old Trafford. United experienced a rather frustrating transfer window where they could not pursue a centre-back before the transfer deadline and Ince fears the club are no longer capable of attracting big-name players.

In a report covered by The Mirror, he said: “Some of the tension with Pogba I believe has come about because of what’s going on internally at the club. Mourinho had several centre-half targets, and didn’t manage to secure any of them. That is a real concern, and shouldn’t be happening at Manchester United. They’re still the biggest club in the world, but it’s a real worry if they can’t attract the big names or talent anymore. Players used to crawl on their knees to play for the club. The signings, paired with the Pogba issue, is definitely not how fans wanted to start the season.”

United started the summer transfer window with plenty of promise as they recruited both Diogo Dalot and Fred in the space of a couple of days. However, thereafter, they failed to lure any of their prime targets to Old Trafford and they passed the transfer deadline with just one more recruit in Lee Grant, who is expected to provide back up in the goalkeeping department.

As a result, there has been frustration expressed from the supporters but the club can now only focus on making a good start to the season. Jose Mourinho’s side opened the Premier League campaign with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Leicester City and they are now scheduled to travel to the south Coast for their second league meeting against Brighton & Hove Albion. The Seagulls picked up a surprise win over United last time around with Pascal Gross netting the only goal of the game.