Owen criticizes Manchester United when comparing Liverpool transfers

Michael Owen caught a glimpse of Manchester United when discussing Liverpool’s transfer business over the past 10 years.

The Red Devils have been criticized for their transfer business since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 with Manchester United failing to reach the heights of the legendary Scottish manager.

On the other hand, Liverpool have been praised for their actions under former sporting director Michael Edwards during Jurgen Klopp’s tenure at the club.


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Man United have been criticized over the recent summer transfer window for their seemingly reactive approach to the market.

They were heavily criticized for trying to sign Bologna striker Marko Arnautovic but decided to withdraw after facing a backlash from fans for the signing.

Their pursuit of Frenkie de Jong – who has made it clear he wants to stay at Barcelona – has also come under fire with Man United turning to Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot before signing 30-year-old Casemiro from Real Madrid in a £70m deal.

Liverpool beat Ajax last night with a 2-1 victory in the Champions League But before the match, Owen looked back 4-1 defeat by Napoli.

Owen said bt sports: “It’s very rare for five players to play well and five players to stink, you usually play well as a team and bad as a team – it affects everyone.

“When there is no pressure from the front, suddenly the defense seems weak and then they make mistakes, it is a chain reaction.

“Liverpool over the years, no matter who they signed, it’s been a global defeat, then teams like Manchester United over the last 10 years no matter who they signed seem to have never played football before.

“But what I’m trying to say is that it’s very easy to have one player in the team or for all the players to play well at the same time. It’s a team game.

“We’ve seen that with Liverpool, they are either playing well or floundering like they did last night [against Napoli]. “

Comparing the performance in their victory over Ajax and their loss to Napoli, speaking on Tuesday evening, Klopp said: “I think if we put the two games, Napoli and tonight, next to each other, you wouldn’t correctly realize that it’s the same sport.

“Everything was different. The start was different. The middle was different. The ending was different. The way we played and the way we defended, everything was different. Much higher intensity, much more aggressive, more courageous, more prepared, everything was better. .

“The story of the game is typical, not for our season yet because we usually fall 1-0, more for the situation we are in.

“We did a lot of good things and played a really good game, we had about 25 shots, which is good against a strong team full of confidence, completely convinced of the way they play, and we caused them a lot of problems.

“And then, 1-0, you concede with the first chance to tie it. The reaction was good – not perfect but good – and in the first half we told the players that after the goal our pressure was not as convincing as before.

“I think no one was surprised that it was a group (for the winner) because our groups were really good tonight and I have no idea why we didn’t score for them earlier because every group was pretty much a threat.

“Joel’s face showed exactly how we all felt in this moment. It’s the first step, nothing else, nothing more.”