'I am not responsible': Ten Hag refuses to take blame for Man United blowing £400m on transfers

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'I am not responsible': Ten Hag refuses to take blame for Man United blowing £400m on transfers

"The prices paid for players are indeed very high," reflected Erik ten Hag in an interview quoted by the Daily Mirror.

"But I am not responsible for that. The club did all the negotiations, including with very good potential players who didn't come in the end.

"So it is all a bit more nuanced than the picture that is being painted that the purchase policy is disastrous.

"It's all negative, but despite all the problems, the foundation at the club has grown stronger."

The Manchester United boss, who faces an internal review before finding if he will stay as manager, continued: "That may not all be visible to the outside world now, but everyone internally will make that analysis.

"With talents like [Kobbie] Mainoo, [Alejandro] Garnacho, [Rasmus] Hojlund and also someone like Amad Diallo, who has developed very strongly, the future looks bright."

Besides Hojlund, none of the players Man United spent over £400 million in transfer fees have lived up to their potential. Of course, these are just players signed in the two summers that Ten Hag's been in charge.

The club overspent significantly to sign the likes of Antony, Mason Mount, Casemiro and Andre Onana - but it appears that was more down to the incompetency of those in charge of negotiations.

AuthorMeghna @ 1819SourceDaily Mirror
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