The transfer market in the Eastern European countries ends and the clubs make their final balance of entries and exits. Manchester United had one of the best markets in a long time, but the club's accounts were quite upset after adding several stars to the squad with few starts.
Manchester United was one of the main players in this market for early season passes in European football. The team led by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought in Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo, putting together a team that is aiming for great things in the current campaign.
However, the economic balance was not positive for the Red Devils. These 3 additions imply an expense of 140 million euros for the Old Trafford club. The only income that the club had in this transfer market was that of Daniel James, who was transferred to Leeds in exchange for 29 million.
According to the data collected by the Manchester Evening News, Manchester United is the team with the worst deficit in the Premier League markets since 2017. In this period of time, the club has made signings for more than 400 million euros, selling only for 206 million euros. That is, a deficit of 194 million in just 4 years.
The media points it out as a "194 million problem." These highlight that the club should focus on sales rather than non-core player renewals. Juan Mata, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Jesse Lingard are those identified by the newspaper as non-essential players who should be sold to reset accounts.