Former Manchester United player, Michael Owen has reacted to news that the Red Devils are interested in signing Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.
According to Owen, if they see Callum Wilson as a good replacement, then why did they sell Romelu Lukaku?
Lukaku was sold to Serie A giants Inter for £75 million ($93m), with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seeing Lukaku and Alexis as surplus to requirements at the club.
Owen thinks United should’ve retained Rom if they were always going to sign another striker with similar qualities.
His words, “You have to see progress, you have to see the right type of player being brought in that actually goes down this philosophy.
“If they don’t buy young players, English players, whatever that might be, that’s actually along the lines of what we’re talking, then it really is a worry.
“People like Wilson from Bournemouth are being linked at the moment.
“Now, if a lad in his late 20s, who’s a very good player, in the England squad, no problem with him, very good player.
“But if that’s where you’re going to go back to, then all of a sudden I’m thinking ‘what’s the point in getting rid of Lukaku?’”
“Getting rid of people like Lukaku and [Ander] Herrera and [Matteo] Darmian and Sanchez, [Chris] Smalling – he knows that he could improve his team with those players.
“But I think he’s almost taken the view that you’ve got to take a couple of steps backwards to then move forwards.
“[Solskjaer] has done that on purpose thinking ‘right, we’ve just got to rid ourselves of players that, okay they’re probably better than what we’ve got, but are they going to take us to where we want to go?’ – and that answer is no.
“Then you’re almost starting from scratch and I think that’s what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s done.”
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