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‘It’s taken too long’, Rafael reflects on United title drought

Former Manchester United right-back Rafael da Silva says the club have made too many mistakes since last winning the Premier League title seven years ago.

Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 with the title won and the club have yet to win it since, going through four managers in the process.

Rafael, who played for the club between 2008 and 2015, says the club became too careless with money.

“It has taken too long to get back on track," Rafael tells ESPN. "It's been seven years [without a Premier League title]. We did some things wrong.

“We started signing expensive players and giving them a lot of money. I don't agree with that. Just because a player costs £150 million does not mean he's good for the team.

“It depends on the character of the player. I think that's where we made mistakes, we start to just buy players. I think it has to be a mix.

“You have to buy some expensive players but not all. I am a supporter too and I know they want the best players but let's see if he's the best player for Manchester United, let's see if he is going to work.”


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