Arsene Wenger Arsenal manager slams Manchester United transfer policy

Arsene Wenger has questioned the transfer policy of Manchester United after they spent over £80m on new players this summer

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has slammed Manchester United for abandoning their youth policy revealed that he will not be following in their step.

United have spent £80m on the likes of Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin and Wenger has said that it is a far cry from the time when they use to bring players through the ranks.

Speaking on transfers, Wenger revealed that his focus now is to develop players from the club's academy.

"We want to combine stronger financial resources with faith in our philosophy, " Wenger said.

"We want to give chances to young players, build them inside the club with our culture.

"Most clubs who have been successful have done that well.

"You can take Barcelona or Manchester United, who had a generation and built their success on players who came from within.

"These are our values and it is our DNA. It's important we keep that.

"After, if we can buy the exceptional players, we can compete today but that will not be the basis of our policy."

The Frenchman then opined that United have veered from the policy choosing rather to spend heavily n players.

"With success they have created huge financial resources and today there is no patience for them to continue what they did," said Wenger.

"They have the financial resources to go with a different policy. And they do not have available players like Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham inside the club.

"Youth talent is spread more through 20 clubs than it was. You cannot group the best English talents at 16 as easily as used to be possible.

"It would be interesting to study the reason. And it would be interesting to analyse the basic wages of the England Under 18 team 20 years ago, 10 years ago and today.

"Then do it in five years with the Under 16 team."

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