Former Manchester united player and assistant manager Ryan Giggs has opened up on one of Manchester United’s big money signings. Former manager of Manchester united David Moyes signed Marouane Fellaini from Everton football club for a fee of £27 million on deadline day in 2013 and Ryan Giggs has labeled the signing of the Belgian as a ‘panic buy’.
Manchester united brought the Belgian to Old Trafford after failing to sign its other transfer targets and Ryan Giggs who was an assistant to David Moyes then insists the signing of Marouane Fellaini who supporters of Manchester united never loved was an ill-thought.
David Moyes was named Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor and the Scot took over at Old Trafford but endured a frustrating start to his reign and Ryan Giggs revealed that David’s recruitment plans during the transfer window didn’t go as planned.
“It wasn’t really David’s fault. He took the manager’s job without having any knowledge of the team, which player was right for which game, when some players needed to take a break, players that needed to be encouraged and the ones that needed to move on”…explained the Welshman.
“Few of us who were already familiar with the system tried to help him through it but a manager needs a lot of time to know all these things.
The signing of Marouane Fellaini on deadline day as the clubs only major signing was an indication that things weren’t running smoothly. The club needed to bring in two or three big names but they couldn’t”.
“Manchester United has completed certain deals on deadline day in the past like Dimitar Berbatov for example but this time, the signing of Marouane Fellaini was totally different. The deal was done out of panic”…added the Welshman.