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Ex-Man United player makes damning admission about INEOS’ transfer power



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Former Manchester United player Paul Parker has admitted he thinks Manchester United no longer have their old “pulling power” after links with Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala.

INEOS, who are now in control of all Manchester United transfers, have a very tough job on their hands.

The club has fallen significantly from grace in the last ten years, and under Erik ten Hag, there are many systemic problems that they are well aware need fixing, one of which is the club’s transfer policy.

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The club has tended to try to sign big names in the last decade, with players such as Paul Pogba, Angel di Maria, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic—and although some of these transfers have paid off, for the most part, they have failed.

So, with this in mind, INEOS are steering themselves towards signing younger talents that they can then grow into big names, but former United defender Paul Parker thinks they have an issue.

Parker’s admission

Parker, who played as a defender for United, believes that the club now lack the pulling power that they once had, using links to Bayern Munich’s talented young midfielder Jamal Musiala as an example.

This, of course, is a problem for INEOS if they want to attract young talent to the club.

“I think Jamal Musiala is a very, very good player. A lad who was at Chelsea initially. He might be the inspiration for Jude Bellingham for doing what he has done,” Parker told mybettingsites.

“He is one of the major players at Bayern Munich or maybe the major player at Bayern Munich. He may be the player who might take over from Thomas Muller.

“Would he join Manchester United from Bayern Munich at his current age? I’d be very, very surprised. I really don’t see that happening.

“United can talk about any player. Football has changed now, and United haven’t got the pull they used to have. A lot more players want to come to London now if they want to. Manchester United and Liverpool haven’t got that sway anymore.”

An ailing giant

Parker continued: “In football, one of the major keys is the coach, and on that side, United might have a chance if they keep Ten Hag because of his time when he has at Bayern Munich. There might be something there.”

“But with ten Hag’s future uncertain, Musiala might say, ‘Why should I go into the unknown, back into a country that I’ve left behind and don’t know as well as I used to and also leave the lifestyle behind?’

“Why would he give that all up when he’s playing for one of the biggest and most well-known clubs in world football and come to Manchester United, an ailing giant?”