'United should have learned': Schweinsteiger names Liverpool's one key advantage over rivals

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'United should have learned': Schweinsteiger names Liverpool's one key advantage over rivals

"Sometimes you spend the money completely wrong," ex-Man United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger said on The Overlap when asked about his former side's troubles.

"You have to adapt also to how football is changing or not changing. And the easiest example, and actually United should have learned out of it, is just, I don't know, how many miles is Liverpool away from United?

"Just look over there. What did Klopp do? Did he sign a lot of huge money transfers? No, look where he got Robertson, like other players, the same he did at Borussia Dortmund.

"He found [Robert] Lewandowski, he found [Mario] Gotze, he found [Mats] Hummels, [Lukasz] Piszczek, [Jakub] Blaszczykowski, [Ilkay] Gundogan, all those players, [Marco] Reus.

"You just have to look 45 miles aside and just see how they do it and they have dominated since how long? It's stable, it's up there and it doesn't have the wave United does."

In fairness, Jurgen Klopp was not the individual scouting potential recruits — although his say has grown bigger in recent years.

Still, it's telling that even as Liverpool's transfer spending grows, their strategy still earns praise from former rivals. In this regard, Michael Edwards' return to FSG bodes well.

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