Van Persie identifies difference in Man Utd and Liverpool’s transfer policy

Liverpool are considerate in their approach to transfers while Manchester United "gamble" and splash big money on star names.

That's the opinion of former Red Devils striker Robin van Persie, who has attempted to explain why Liverpool have been enjoying more success than their rivals in recent years.

In the past few seasons Liverpool have spent big money on the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson, but Jurgen Klopp has also made clever signings – bringing in players who suit his system for relatively cheap.

Among these Klopp has signed Sadio Mane for just £34million and left-back Andy Robertson for £8million.

Manchester United on the other hand have parted with huge amounts of money on the likes of Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez – and none have amounted to much at Old Trafford.

Van Persie told SoFoot: "If you compare it to Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp was appointed and players were selected who fit in with the football philosophy, not from marketing motives.

"They built the club on a coach's sporting project. At Manchester United they gamble on star names like Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez.

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