Manchester United legend Gary Neville says they're now paying for poor transfer market planning.
Neville says United cannot risk another window of panic buying.
He told Sky Sports: â€œIn the last five transfer windows they have spent some money. In the previous ones to that, maybe there was under-investment because Sir Alex was happy with the squad that he had.
â€œI like to go back and look at things. We were sat here 12 months ago and as a Manchester United fan if youâ€™d said to me the champions of England, whoâ€™d just beaten Swansea away from home, were going to spend Â£140million in the next 12 months and be where they are today Iâ€™d say youâ€™re mad.
â€œOf course they need to spend because they have to; they have to bring more players in. Thereâ€™s no doubt about that. But itâ€™s critical they bring the right players in.
â€œTheyâ€™ve spent Â£140million in the last 12 months and theyâ€™ve got Zaha, Herrera, Shaw, Fellaini and Mata. Last season Iâ€™d argue that some of those buys were panic buys, who didnâ€™t fit the philosophy â€“ and theyâ€™re paying for it now."
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