3 expensive lessons for Man United in the Neymar deal

Man Utd has absolutely a reason to ignore bringing Neymar back to Old Trafford this summer.

Neymar disappointed in PSG shirt. There is information that PSG is ready to sell Neymar permanently this summer. Accordingly, many sources claim that Man Utd is planning to rescue Neymar from Paris in the summer of 2023.

Even Casemiro is said to have an impact for the former Barcelona star to dock at Old Trafford. However, not every expensive deal of the Red Devils was successful.

Express newspaper listed 3 blockbuster signatures turned into failed contracts for Man Utd to really consider in pursuing Neymar.

Radamel Falcao

On the last day of the transfer window in September 2014, Louis van Gaal signed Radamel Falcao with the intention of combining “Tiger” with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie into the infamous three strikers at Old Trafford.

Falcao joins on a season-long loan after Manchester United paid AS Monaco £6m, with an option to buy for £43.5m next summer.

The Colombian veteran earns around £265,000 a week, one of the highest salaries of all time, but has scored just four goals in 29 appearances in a short time. Later, Falao also tried at Chelsea but failed.

Bastian Schweinsteiger

A year after the Falcao deal, Van Gaal continued his habit of bringing in big-name players when he signed Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.

The 30-year-old was then part of a dual contract with Morgan Schneiderlin. On paper, this is a promising combination. However, both left equally bad performances at Old Trafford.

Fans love Schweinsteiger, a football legend, but Man Utd actually wasted £14.4m. Schweinsteiger could not adapt to the English football environment and made only 36 appearances in two seasons.

Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez goes down in history as one of Manchester United’s worst signings of all time. It sounded crɑzy when Man Utd tried to lure the Chilean striker from Arsenal on a free transfer in January 2018.

Manchester United beɑt Manchester City to Sanchez’s signature by offering a staggering £500,000-a-week salary. In contrast, Henrikh Mkhitaryan arrived at Emirates Stadium in an exchange deal.

However, the biggest impression that Sanchez left was probably just the debut of the Red Devils at the piano. The former Barcelona star really played too badly. The most quintessential things he forgot at Arsenal.

Sanchez scored just five goals in 45 appearances over two seasons. Each goal is worth more than £4 million. Sanchez is the typical image of Man United’s failure under Ed Woodward.