The questions over the signing of Donny van de Beek by Manchester United continue.
Until their late splurge on deadline day, the Ajax midfielder was the only summer arrival at Old Trafford.
However, the Dutch midfielder had only played twice for the club since his arrival at the club, both in the EFL Cup,before his appearance in the Champions League on Wednesday night, with many wondering why he was bought when United already had so many midfield options.
There has been speculation that the 23-year old was signed by Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward against the wishes of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and that explains the Norwegian’s reluctance to use him.
Despite that Solskjaer insists that van de Beek will be very “important for us” this season.
Nevertheless, buying a player for £35 million to warm the bench seems an unnecessary luxury, especially if it means that either Bruno Fernandes or Paul Pogba would need to be dropped to accommodate him.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.