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[41] Graeme Souness reckons the state of United is not a quick fix

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  • [41] Graeme Souness reckons the state of United is not a quick fix

    "It's not a quick fix. From where Man United were to where they are now, the strength is nowhere near where they would want it to be. You put Man United in that elite group of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, but how many Man United players in the current squad would be wanted by any of those teams? I can think of two - and beyond that you're struggling. I don't see it as a quick fix. I think you have to look at it in transfer windows and I think it's a minimum of four transfer windows, if it goes well, before Man United get back to where they want to be and should be. Man United will still be a pull for a number of years, even if they aren't in the Champions League. They still have the finances to pay the big wages. The biggest problem they will have is will the quality be available? Then you're faced with the dilemma as a manager and a football club as to whether to sit and do nothing because you can't get the one you want, or go for the third or fourth or fifth choice. What do you do? That's a difficult call. The supporters will want signings, that's where the pressure comes from. That's why they ended up taking Fellaini. The supporters are impatient."
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