Paul Ince has slammed Manchester United’s recruitment and scouting system, questioning why they signed Odion Ighalo and Edinson Cavani over Raul Jimenez.
United’s left their summer transfer business late, with Cavani among a number of deadline day signings after Donny van de Beek was the only significant addition beforehand.
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But neither Cavani or Van de Beek have featured significantly for United so far this season and Ince is sceptical as to whether the Uruguayan will ever make a meaningful contribution.
The former United midfielder claims his former club should instead have targeted Raul Jimenez: a proven Premier League goalscorer.
He told Ladbrokes: “There are so many players out there who could have come into that Man United team. You look at Thomas Partey, Raul Jimenez. Last season United needed to bring in a striker and they go and get Odion Ighalo from China. What was that about?
“Go and spend £40m on Jimenez. He’s a proven striker, a scorer. You know, and then they go and get Edinson Cavani who will hardly play.
“You’ve got to look at the structure, the recruitment, the scouting system and think ‘what are they looking at?’ There’s a lot of good players out there, top, top players. Go and get these players. But they haven’t.”
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