'Players are regressing at Man Utd'

English Premier League

Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen says there is something 'fundamentally' wrong at the Red Devils as players continue regress.

Due to their struggles in the past season, the Manchester outfit continue to splash the cash on new players although those signings have divided opinions.

Owen used the example of Alexis Sanchez, who he felt was the best player in the Premier League before his struggles with the Red Devils.

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“I think players are turning up there and regressing as football players. I think that’s the most worrying aspect of it all," Owen told Premier League Productions.

“We can all sit here and agree or disagree, Alexis Sanchez was the best player in the Premier League for two, three seasons.

“I think we’d all agree that, he was brilliant. How can you go from that level to being so bad like that?

“You can go on and on and on. I can’t see any player in that team, in the last six, seven years that you think ‘We signed him, he’s now better, he’s getting better as a player’. If anything they stay the same or regress.

“So yes we can talk about signings, good and bad, but I think we’d all agree at some point I thought Alexis Sanchez was going to be a brilliant signing, we all did, how can you not? He was brilliant.

“It’s alright saying everything’s bad, but why is it bad?

“If you continue to splash money, Di Maria here, and all these great players - it’s not a coincidence that they’re all just going bad, or they’re bad signings.

“Something’s going wrong fundamentally at the club where they’re not getting the best out of them.

“I think that’s what you’ve got to find out first before you just go and blow another £100m.

“At the minute, as we’ve all said, there’s scattergun signings, there’s scattergun tactics, there’s scattergun everything.

“That’s why I’d be so hesitant if I was holding the purse strings at Manchester United just to go ‘Yeah, go on, go and sign another £100-200m player’ - it’s going to be a waste again.”