Man Utd's absurd plan to improve the squad: they're throwing away $130 million

The Red Devils need to change a lot of things to become a giant of England again.

By Alejandro Lopez Vega

It's a tough decision.
It's a tough decision.
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Manchester United have not won a major tournament for more than a decade. The last big title they won was the 2012/13 Premier League, in Sir Alex Ferguson's last season as manager. And to find their last Champions League success it is necessary to go back even further, to 2008. Since the legendary Scottish manager left, things have not gone well for them.

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Many coaches have come and gone since then and the Red Devils have spent a fortune on signing players who then failed to show convincing performances. As a result, they are now far behind the level of other European giants such as Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

The aim of new owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is to turn the English side back into one of the most powerful in the world and for that he will invest a lot of money not only in the recruitment of top players, but also in the remodeling of Old Trafford and the Carrington training ground. But in order to do that, they first have to make some tough decisions.

According to The Sun, Manchester United need to create wage space and for that reason they are considering getting rid of two important players from the squad: Raphael Varane and Casemiro. With the French defender they had the opportunity to activate an automatic one-year extension to his contract, but they decided not to do so and he will probably leave as a free agent next summer. And the Brazilian midfielder, under contract until 2026, was targeted by teams in Saudi Arabia (including Al-Nassr) and could also leave at the end of this season.

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They will lose a fortune

Raphael Varane arrived at Manchester United in 2021 from Real Madrid in exchange for almost $55 million, while Casemiro, who was also at the Spanish side, was bought the following year for $75 million. That means that, in order to fulfill their goal of creating wage space, the Red Devils will have to forfeit the nearly $130 million they paid for both players just a few seasons ago.

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