Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Raphael Varane are three of Manchester United’s recruits in the summer of 2021.
However, the purchase did not mean much. In the Premier League, Manchester United has no fangs. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked in November.
Manchester United then appointed Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the summer of 2022.
In Ralf Rangnick’s record, the weakness of his team so far is in the poor finishing. Especially seeing the appearance of their foster children against Young Boys who often waste opportunities.
The sharpness of Manchester United under his auspices has not been seen. The Red Devils have only scored two goals in two games with Ralf Rangnick.
Let’s take a look at Manchester United’s purchase report card last summer.
The return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United made fans excited. Ronaldo enjoyed his second Manchester United debut and scored twice in the clash against Newcastle.
In total, Ronaldo scored 12 goals and 2 assists in all competitions.
However, the 35-year-old has been criticized for his minimal contribution in recent games. But, Ronaldo’s contribution was extraordinary in the Champions League.
Ronaldo scored six goals and became the decisive Manchester United winner of the group.
The Frenchman enjoyed an impressive debut at Manchester United . He registered an assist and kept a clean sheet in the away win over Wolves.
“Top, best performance. He’s good in the air, he’s very calm on the ball and he’s very experienced and nothing bothers him,” said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
However, Varane was hindered by injury. The 28-year-old has a groin and hamstring injury. As a result, Varane has only appeared in nine games.
Manchester United conceded 20 goals in nine games in Varane’s absence.
However, endured a slow start to the season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
He failed to score or assist in his first 14 appearances.
He now hopes to maintain his form under Ralf Rangnick. The manager is a big fan of the Sancho player.
Varane is not the only centre-back Manchester United have signed in the summer transfer window.
After spending the 2020/2021 season in League One with Rochdale, he returned to Manchester United to coach the Under-23 team.
The 35-year-old is not in the first-team squad but has made five appearances for the Under-23s.
Another former Manchester United academy graduate, Heaton left Aston Villa at the end of 2020/2021 and returned to Old Trafford on a free transfer.
But the 35-year-old was only a substitute for David de Gea and Dean Henderson.
Heaton came off the bench as Manchester United drew against Young Boys in the Champions League.