Date: 17th May 2021 at 6:15pm
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Duncan Castles has been speaking on the latest edition of The Transfer Window podcast about ’s potential summer transfer business and the power that the Glazers have over transfers.

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Nice easy one to start off with, who currently sits top of the table?

The ’ owners are not popular at the moment after they were involved in the European Super League, and things came to a head earlier this month when fans stormed Old Trafford and got their match with Liverpool postponed.

Similar action also happened last Thursday, but they didn’t manage to get the game called off this time.

However, despite this, Castles is unconvinced that the Glazers will allow Ole Gunnar to strengthen in the positions that he has identified.

He said: (8:44) “They have, of course, given Bailly that new contract. So there is the possibility for the Glazers to say, ‘you now have enough [resources] in central defence, having extended Bailly’s contract, you’re going to have to work with what you’ve got’. It’s going to be an interesting test of Solskjaer’s power in the transfer market.

“Ultimately – it has been at Manchester United since the Glazers took control of the club – everything has to be signed off by the Glazers.

“So Solskjaer can push to get a centre-back in and can say let’s go for a top-quality signing, a finished product like Koulibaly or let’s go for one of the best young centre-backs like Botman; the Glazers will have to approve it and say yes, we’re going to give x million of our in that area.”

Do you think that the Glazers will spend in the summer?

No, they will keep taking money from the club

No, they will keep taking money from the club

Yes, they can't not

Yes, they can't not

TIF thoughts on Manchester United’s transfer strategy…

After all the recent problems, you would think an easy win for the Glazers could be to just give Solskjaer what he wants, but even that might not be enough for some fans who feel betrayed by their club.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the summer as the Glazers look to try and win the fans back, but it should never be forgotten that they were part of a scheme that would have destroyed football as we know it.

So, no matter what happens in the summer, we don’t think the Glazers should get away with what they did.

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