Were they, Christ you have a good memory. Didn't do much to improve things did he? And when we are talking of strikers what the feck does he see in Martial?
Answer me this, why did Utd bother signing Van Beek? Where is this grand plan that Solskjaer has for him?
Honestly the money wasted is comical, it’s like a little boy wanting an X Box but the store is sold out so instead of waiting and saving his money he buys an Nintendo he doesn’t really want it but wants to spend his money any way. Feck knows what we will do with Pogba, he’ll probably end up running down his contract and walking away for nothing.
What bothers me with the Van Beek thing is that although we don't know what the plan discussed with him was when he signed on the dotted line, the impression it gives is not good. Now today there is talk (and that is all it is at the moment but let's stay with it) that OGS is looking to offload him this Summer however all along the way OGS has been clear that he has a big part to play at Utd.
So when people ask why did Utd. bring in Van Beek and why did he sign I think the first part of that question is difficult to fathom but the second part could be he was sold a lie, which if so was a terrible thing for Utd to do. It seems like they were happy to waste his time, take him out of competitive football to the detriment of his career and then discard him when it suits them, if so shame on Utd. and don't expect other up and coming players to not have noticed this and maybe decide that Utd. are too treacherous to risk their careers for.
I hope Utd. don't expect loyalty from their players.