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Date TimeAugust 09, 2019
VoiceThe Glazers may have spend £80m on Maguire but then sold Lukaku for £74m, leaving United to start another season short on quality
Manchester United needed a rebuild this summer but failed to act once again | Daniel Harris
It is a truism that people who talk money are boring, likewise that money talk infiltrates our lives to dispiriting extent. Football – a warm buzz of fantasy, community and identity – should give us refuge from this, but it has become impossible to grasp one without referencing the other. “Company structure”, “EBITDA” and “Mr Potato Head” now form part of the supporter’s lexicon – still prefixed and suffixed with profanity, but miserable nevertheless.
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