By Dr Dan Plumley

27th Jun, 2022 | 4:25pm

Finance guru tells Man United to 'get a grip' after Tom Keane deal agreed

It is time for Man United to “get a grip” on their cost control after years of overspending on wages and new signings.

That is the view of finance expert Doctor Dan Plumley, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the latest addition to the behind-the-scenes team at Old Trafford.

The Daily Mail reported last Thursday (23 June) that Tom Keane is set to replace Matt Judge as the Red Devils’ chief transfer negotiator.

Keane, brother of Wigan striker Will and Everton defender Michael, will help to thrash out both transfer fees and contract specifics.

United have matched the spending of rivals Man City over the last decade but have far less silverware to show for it.

Plumley insists that they must be more economical with their cash if they are to climb to the top of English football once again.

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“I think this is one area where they do need to cut the costs back a little bit,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.

“They have perhaps had problems in the players they have signed. It hasn’t quite worked for them. They’ve spent a lot and it hasn’t paid off.

“This is further evidence of a change in direction under a new manager, new chief executive, and new people at board room level.

“When you are appointing a new transfer negotiator, you are outwardly suggesting that you need someone to come in and get a grip of that. That is where the club needs to fo with this change of direction.”

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