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Controversial BBC pundit urges Manchester United to spend, spend, spend before transfer window SLAMS shut

BBC pundit Robbie Savage has urged Manchester United to appease their brooding fanbase with a big-money signing…or at least a bid or two…before the transfer window closes.

Despite being in midst of a miserable campaign, the Red Devils have been quiet during the transfer window, and mooted moves for the likes of Sadio Mane and Victor Wanyama have not been forthcoming.

Indeed, Louis van Gaal has taken negligible steps to recruit potential problem-solvers for his flagging reign, despite his side’s palpable lack of offensive cohesion or menace in offensive areas.

United were dismal in the Premier League last weekend as they were defeated by Southampton, before scraping past Derby County 3-1 in the FA Cup on Friday evening.

Writing in his column with the Mirror, former United academy player Savage has revealed his dissatisfaction with the Red Devils’ transfer policy.

“The transfer window is about to close – and United have not even made a token attempt to appease the supporters with big signings,” the Welshman began.

“They seem to have curled up their toes and decided to let the season run its course, wherever it takes them.

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“If they make a couple of £60 million bids over the weekend or, better still, complete a marquee signing, at least it shows they still mean business.”

As well as the aforementioned pair, the likes of James Rodriguez, Ahmed Musa, Gareth Bale, Islam Slimani, Marquinhos and Neymar have all been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks, although it remains to be seen whether United will make any moves before the window closes, or if any of their potential targets would be keen on a switch to the troubled club.

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