Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sent Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward a message after the defeat to Barcelona.
The Spanish side ended up being the comfortable winners of the Champions League quarter-final clash, breezing through on a 4-0 aggregate lead.
United were threatening at times over the two legs but it was clear to see there was a big difference in quality between the two teams.
Solskjaer’s men huffed and puffed but in the end couldn’t even score once against a shaky Barcelona defence.
Even Villareal managed to net four in a La Liga match fairly recently but either way the Norwegian was not in the mood to mince his words.
Solskjaer says there is 'work to be done. The next few years are gonna be massive to get to the level of Barcelona and other teams are at.' #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) April 16, 2019
Hopefully a pre-season under Ole will see the Manchester United squad improve but more important there’s a need to invest smart and not just invest big.
Since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, the club have spent over £800m so the question isn’t a lack of investing but rather how poor it has been.
Fans have been calling for a director of football for quite some time now and there’s clear proof why that’s needed.
If the United chiefs truly wished to save money they would bring someone in who’s capable of completing smart transfers.