Five players Man United were quick to sell

Five players Man United were quick to sell

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho took a swipe at his predecessor Louis Van Gaal transfer policy by claiming that the club sold players he would never have allowed to leave while also buying players that  would never have made up his transfer list.

The Portuguese boss said he would never have sold Angel Di Maria, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez.

In the light of that we took a look at five players United sold too quick, while Van Gaal deserves some knocks for selling some of these players, Sir Alex Ferguson also was at fault for letting some of them leave too early.

Michael Keane, Burnley £2M

Deemed surplus to requirement at Old Trafford, Keane was sold to Burnley for just £2M in the summer of 2014 by Van Gaal. He has been impressive for Burnely this season earning him a debut for England against Germany last weeked and he remains a target for some of the top Premier League club in the summer.

Danny Welbeck, Arsenal £16M

Man United fans were shocked when Van Gaal decided to sell Welbeck to a rival club, Arsenal and he made them pay for it by scoring the winning goal that knocked them out of the FA Cup six months after. Though injury prone, Welbeck is a fine player when fit.

Angel Di Maria PSG £44M

He spent just one season at Old Trafford despite his £59M British record transfer and was sold for £16M lesser. He scored just four goals in 32 appearances before leaving for France where he has since established himself in the Ligue 1 with PSG.

Gerard Pique, Barcelona £5M

One of the transfer errors of Ferguson was allowing Pique to leave for just £5M. The centre-back featured just 23 times for United for four seasons and has since established himself as one of the best defenders in the world at the Nou Camp. He has won six La Liga titles, three Champions League among other major honours.

Paul Pogba, Juventus Free

The French midfielder left United for free under Ferguson only to cost them £89M – a world record transfer fee. He won four Serie A titles and Coppa Italia, establishing himself in the Old Lady midfield.

 

 

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