Manchester United have the same goal as Barça – to scare Europe again. and reach the last rounds of the Champions League. Both sets were intimidating during the first decade of the 21st century as well as the early years of the second. But they have lost horizons and have not played a prominent role in the competition for a long time, especially in the case of the Red Devils, who have not reached the semi-finals since 2011, when they reached the final. it was in this that they lost to the Azulgranes.
But for this, they strengthen themselves, and Eric Ten Hag forms an ultra-competitive squad. They also aim to be more regular and have the opportunity to challenge for the Premier League title and this explains the €180m they have invested. Mason Mount arrived first, whom they convinced to leave Chelsea after spending their whole lives there. At Old Trafford, they expect him to regain his best form and become a world-class star again.
He will have a very important role, accompanying Marcus Rashford or Bruno Fernandez in attack and competing for starting position with Anthony or Jadon Sancho. As a rear-guard axis, they have included Johnny Evans, who returns to his old club from Leicester City with a freedom letter under his arm to offer more alternatives to the Dutch manager. And in order to forget about the departure of David de Gea, Andre Onana became the chosen one.
After just one season at Inter Milan, he landed in the United Kingdom to show that he deserves to be considered one of the best goalkeepers on the planet. And the last to land was Rasmus Hoylund., which is not yet presented, but will be in the coming days. The agreement with the 20-year-old striker has long been closed, and all that remained was to agree with Atalanta de Bergamo, which chose El Bilal Touré as their successor.
And it will cost United about 70 “kilograms” that in total he invested $180 to restore the illusion for the fans and restore the prestige they had lost in recent years.
Barça are left behind
From my side, Barça are left behind and have invested only in bringing in Vitor Roque, who won’t arrive until January.. The rest of the new faces arrived completely free of charge, as was the case with Ilkay Gundogan and Íñigo Martinez. Even worse, they will lose one of their pieces, Ousmane Dembele.
So it’s hard to believe that they can fight for the Champions League.