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Man United Fans Start To Panic After Javier Ribalta's Shock Departure

Man United Fans Start To Panic After Javier Ribalta's Shock Departure

Just a year after his arrival, Manchester United head scout Javier Ribalta has left the club to join Zenit St Petersburg.

Ribalta arrived to the UK from Juventus with an impressive CV. He was credited with identifying recent signings Fred and Diogo Dalot. Those players were included on a transfer wish list he reportedly submitted to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. However, since their arrival, only 35-year-old goalkeeper Lee Grant has been signed.

Ribalta had five successful years in Turin spearheading the club's shrewd transfer policy. The news of his departure comes amidst growing concern amongst certain sections of the Old Trafford fanbase. Anthony Martial continues to push for a move and the club has been strangely inactive in the transfer market while their rivals continue to strengthen.

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While there is cause for concern, there is still over two weeks until the end of the transfer window and Ciaran Kelly of Manchester Evening News has reported that there is 'no bad reason' behind Ribalta's departure.

With 17 days left until United's first game of the season against Leicester City, fans will hope rumours of Alex Sandro and Ivan Perišić bids comes to fruition and the club will be well stocked in order to launch a Premier League title challenge.

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Maurice Brosnan

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