Sir Alex comments on Man United’s new signings

Posted on Oct 14 2014 - 10:30am by Staff Writer

Sir Alex Ferguson has taken time out to discuss the summer signings at his former club – Manchester United.

Ferguson left United two seasons back now after a successful amount of years with the Premier League club, but saw David Moyes’ reign as boss last season turn sour with United missing out Champions League or Europa League football.

The arrival of Dutch boss Louis van Gaal has seen a change in the club’s fortunes somewhat on the field, whilst off it, they have completed the signings of the likes of Radamel Falcao and Angel di Maria.

And, Ferguson admits that United’s summer spending has improved the club on a whole, being impressed with the calibre of players signed.

“The way the game is going today – it was £85m for Gareth Bale last year – and I think when you can identify ability like that needed for Manchester United… they have the resources to do that, there’s fees that I never quite equalled but nonetheless they needed a big injection this year,” he added.

“The big one Falcao is the one we’re all waiting to see. He’s obviously got fantastic goalscoring ability, he’s had his injury and I think getting him on loan was the right thing to do.

“[Marcos] Rojo, I watched him at the World Cup, I think he did really well for them. He can play at left-back, as a wing-back or in the centre of defence.

“Daley Blind is one of these common sense footballers that make up a team, he’s probably a version of Darren Fletcher of a few years ago, that type of player.

“A good professional, common sense to his game, keeps it simple, and protects the defenders or the attacking midfield players.”