Imagine if you made a crap decision at work that cost your employers £50m with nothing positive to come out of it. You'd be slaughtered!Yes ! Our worst signing by far and that record won't be broken anytime soon.
I cant fathom how the one responsible for the transfer still has a job.
I'm not sure where this "effort" thing came from.Probably and also one of the worst when considering transfers in the PL era.
His ability at Arsenal to his ability at United is one of the biggest drops that I have ever seen. It was seen as one of the greatest coups at the time as you snatched him under the nose of Pep and City so it was a win for Mourinho/United and it was also seen as the transfer that would give you that star quality to kick on in 18/19 and mount a more serious title challenge and you did anything but. The amount of wages you spent on him were for a player that is getting 20+ goals a season in the league with ease and he only managed 5 in 45 (That is overall). Even looking past his goal record at his attitude/effort levels and they just did not seem like they were that of a player who was determined to get back to the top again and fight back against his dip in form. Seems to have had a 5 year peak from 23-28 and then lost something in himself in his latter career as he was average in 17-18 for both you and Arsenal.
Yeah there is no comparison.Di Maria was much better for us. Some of the assists and goals were world class and he was able to get the best out of Mata when playing together.
Even Djemba won us FA Cup in the end... it doesn't look good for Sanchez at all.
Yes, it's a collective mishandling of the club and I'm pretty sure the Glazer's were involved in the decision making process. I'm not sure Mourinho really wanted him.Imagine if you made a crap decision at work that cost your employers £50m with nothing positive to come out of it. You'd be slaughtered!
Though I'm sure the decision to sign him wasn't because of one person, it was a collective mistake from Mourinho, Ed and whoever negotiated the contract. Only positive is that we've learned a lesson.
At least you could see Torres had slipped a bit during the 50m transfer. Shevchenko was still thought of as a world great when he came in. So yeah Sanchez is probably more your Shevchenko mixer. But at ridiculously higher wages even accounting for timeframes.Pool basically made the full fee back for Benteke though so not really
Torres was a shocker yeah but he still did more for Chelsea than Alexis. I'd say Shevchenko was worse than him.
It's crazy considering Sanchez and Schweinsteiger were two of my favourite players because of their general work ethic.I’d probably put it as:
2. Di Maria (although much of this fee was recouped)
Honourable mentions to Depay, Falcao, Veron.
Plus we paid his rather high wages during his time here. While he contributed nothing.Yeah there is no comparison.
Di Maria had a superb first month, and some bits and pieces later on.
Even as sub against Liverpool he had a great assist for Mata.
Plus we got most of the fee back.
Sanchez's output was next to nothing unfortunately. And we ended up shifting a player we'd swapped a 35m player for, for nothing. And that's if we didn't contribute any wages to this deal , which we probably did.
I will criticise the board for lots of things. They have contributed to our post Fergie demise with some school boy errors.And a load of it to ship him off to Inter too.
I understand why Sanchez and Don’t Maria are debatable. If I had the chance to meet Di Maria, I would flatly turn it down given how much I despise him, but still I think Sanchez is worse.Kleberson for me. Sanchez in third after Di Maria.
I'm sure if people go back and look at the 80's or the 70's there will be someone. George Best said in his book that basically, the team of 1973/74 was bad, and he had to leave before the end of the season.He’s on my list of worst transfers, but nowhere near Sanchez.
There are clearly some awful signings back then. The one that stands out in the 80’s was Birtles, but I’m the wrong side of 40 and can’t remember it, so I’m really limited when Fergie started as my reference point.I'm sure if people go back and look at the 80's or the 70's there will be someone. George Best said in his book that basically, the team of 1973/74 was bad, and he had to leave before the end of the season.
I don't know enough about those times, maybe someone can point out a few terrible ones from waaaay back in the day ?