Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes scores their second goal against Real Sociedad in the Uefa Europa League round of 32 first leg in Turin, Italy. Photo: DPA Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes scores their second goal against Real Sociedad in the Uefa Europa League round of 32 first leg in Turin, Italy. Photo: DPA
Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes scores their second goal against Real Sociedad in the Uefa Europa League round of 32 first leg in Turin, Italy. Photo: DPA
Andy Mitten
Opinion

Opinion

On The Ball by Andy Mitten

Manchester United must spend as wisely as rivals City and PSG if they want to keep up

  • At their best, Solskjaer’s men beat anyone, but they have to tighten up on their player ins and outs like Europe’s best
  • Rashford, Martial and Greenwood are promising youngsters but they need to recruit more Fernandes-level talent

Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes scores their second goal against Real Sociedad in the Uefa Europa League round of 32 first leg in Turin, Italy. Photo: DPA Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes scores their second goal against Real Sociedad in the Uefa Europa League round of 32 first leg in Turin, Italy. Photo: DPA
Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes scores their second goal against Real Sociedad in the Uefa Europa League round of 32 first leg in Turin, Italy. Photo: DPA
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Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten is a journalist and author. He founded the best-selling United We Stand fanzine as a 15-year-old. A journalism graduate, he's interviewed over 500 famous footballers past and present. His work has taken him to over 100 countries, writing about football from Israel to Iran, Brazil to Barbados. Born and bred in Manchester, he divides his time between his city of birth and Barcelona, Spain.