Manchester United were expected to be one of the most active Premier League clubs on transfer deadline day but when the transfer window closed on Thursday evening with Jose Mourinho’s prediction, made at a news conference earlier in the day, coming in to fruition: Manchester United failed to add any new signings to add to the trio of Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant, all of whom arrived in July.
Just a few weeks ago, it was unimaginable that United would not sign at least one new defender. Toby Alderweireld was the centre-back supporters were most eager to see and, with just a year remaining on his contract, there was the presumption that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would cash in. Yet, despite rumours claiming United were interested, the move never happened.
Harry Maguire, who exc...
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