Carlos Queiroz believes Manchester United have moved away from their traditions

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Former Manchester United assistant manager Carlos Quieroz believes Manchester United have moved away from the traditions of what made them such a force.

Quieroz who spent time as assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson from 2002 to 2008, split by a ten month period as Real Madrid head coach, believes the Red Devils have changed their policies since the Scot's retirement.

The Old Trafford club have stuttered since Ferguson left in 2013 and the Mozambique born Iran manager believes David Moyes made a vital mistake when he first moved from Everton.


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Quieroz believes Moyes' first mistake at United was getting rid of the coaching staff that were left in place by Ferguson.

As per the Guardian, he said: "It was not necessary to turn everything upside down with the staff with people like Mick Phelan, people that know the insides of the club. I learned with people like Bobby Charlton and Alex this magnificent lesson that you must trust your own people."

The former Portugal boss also believes current manager Louis van Gaal has changed the transfer policy of the club during his time at the helm.

Quieroz said: “It was always about creating players. Now it is the opposite, we see some of the best players going down and even some of the players that arrived in the team like Falcao and Di María were on the bench.

"I saw Di María and some games, he looked like he has never played football. There is panic buying. You have to prepare and then make the decisions together. You can still make wrong decisions but we never made panic decisions when buying players.”

The 62-year-old's assertion that Man United have panic brought in recent times is highlighted by their big money move for Anthony Martial.

While the forward has an abundance of talent and potential, he is not worthy of the £36 million it cost the Red Devils to sign him.

A player who, until two days ago, was uncapped by his country and has only scored 11 goals in his league career.

It leads to questions of whether United would have been better giving James Wilson a chance, a player who is the same age as Martial and coming through the club's academy.

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