Brendan Rodgers makes big claim about Man United transfers

Manchester United can still attract world-class names to Old Trafford, according to Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers

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Manchester United can still attract big names to Old Trafford despite their decline, according to Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers.

The Red Devils have made a slow start to their first full Premier League season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s management.

The Manchester United manager is attempting to rebuild the Red Devils team amid continued fears that the club are losing their power to sign world-class talent.

Solskjaer spent £17m on Championship talent Daniel James in the summer after the Wales international completed a move to Manchester United from Swansea City.

Manchester United recruited Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka in a £50m transfer to help fill the void left by Antonio Valencia after the Ecuadorian’s departure.

Neither James nor Wan-Bissaka were the big-name signings that some of the club’s supporters demanded.

However, Manchester United did set a new world record fee for a defender when Leicester centre-half Harry Maguire completed an £80m switch to the Red Devils.

Leicester manager Rodgers believes Manchester United can still attract big names, as highlighted by Maguire’s transfer to the 20-time English champions this summer.

“I’ve been fortunate enough having been at Liverpool, and I understand the draw that type of club has,” Rodgers is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

“Liverpool and Manchester Utd are the two biggest clubs in the country by far. There are other great clubs and big clubs but those two, in terms of worldwide status, are above everyone else.

“When players get the opportunity to go to one of those clubs and experience that pressure and expectation – and of course the financial side as well, where you can go and double your salary – then that package, in a short career and at Harry’s age, is perhaps too hard to turn down.

“And I get that. What we are building here at Leicester is exciting, with the new training ground and how we are trying to progress on the field, but for lots of players that draw is still there and I understand it.”

Manchester United sold Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan in the summer before Alexis Sanchez following the former Everton man to the San Siro on loan.

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