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PREMIER LEAGUE: Who Had The Best Transfer Window?

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Who Had The Best Transfer Window?

The transfer window is closed. Many players have changed club and lifestyle since the window opened in June. Let’s take a look at who done the best business.

Manchester United, The early birds.

Before the window Jose Mourinho gave Ed Woodward a list of four players. These four players were to strengthen United enough to win the league. United signed three of those players in the transfer window. They missed out on the fourth.

United’s first signing of the season came in the shape of Centre-back Victor Lindelof. A young Swede from Benfica. At 23, Lindelof was a young strong option for Mourinho. As a native Portuguese man, Mourinho trusted word from home that Lindelof was the real deal.

Roll on July, United signed arguably their biggest player in years. The problem highlighted by many analysts about United last season was simple. They were unable to beat small teams at home. With Old Trafford renamed the “theatre of draws” United needed someone to break the rot.  A proven goalscorer. Step forward Romelu Lukaku. A 25 goal a season machine to help United to the title. What’s great about the Lukaku signing for United is he’s proven in the Premier League. No initial rust. No foreign player settling into English football. Just a proven goalscorer now wearing red instead of blue.

Nemanja Matic came next. The best signing in my opinion. Matic is the man to set Pogba free. A player who’s only interest is to defend and protect a back four. This allows Pogba to roam freely how he pleases. Alongside Herrera and Pogba, Matic gives United’s midfield a frightening look. Chelsea made a mistake letting Matic go.

Why do I think United had the best window.

Because they strenghtened where they were weak. Instead of panic buying, the highlighted their weaknesses and identified suitable players to dispell the weakness. Matic sets Pogba free. Lindelof adds steel to an already solid defense. Lukaku adds the goals power and pace that United lacked last season. Not to mention the coup of resigning Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Red Devils now have two 25 goal a season players in their team. Frightening. The stage is set for United to reclaim the Premier League title. Will they rise to the occasion?