Renowned sports presenter Richard Keys appears to mock Manchester United ahead of today’s Manchester derby.
The former Sky Sports presenter points out that despite the Red Devils’ claim of building teams and earning success, most of their current first-team regulars are expensive signings.
City come into Derby 1pt better off than last season at this stage. It's Utd's worst P Lge start ever. Worst for 24 years. Enjoy!— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) November 2, 2014
' We don't buy success'. Utd have assembled most expensive squad in P Lge history. They could start with the most expensive X1.— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) November 2, 2014
United have made a truly disappointing start to the season and will head into today’s clash against Manchester City placed eighth in the league table with 13 points from nine matches.
Van Gaal’s team are four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal and 13 points off the pace, with their defence still looking vulnerable.
The Manchester outfit made a number of big-name signings in the summer, recruiting the likes of Angel di Maria, Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind among others.
However, it cannot be ignored that United needed to make the signings that they did. Last season’s disaster exposed the weakness of the squad, with many first-team players either past their prime or simply not good enough to play for one of the world’s biggest clubs.