Was it though? They won the Europa League and ultimately began building the squad they have now as a result. And that's where we are at now. We are building. Sometimes you need those stop gaps to bring through players. You know they'll be there for a few years and then gone meanwhile they help shield younger players so they can be brought through gradually.
I really wouldn’t use Man U as an example of how to build a team. What they have done is thrown money at the problem until something stuck. Fair play to them for sticking to their values of developing young players like Rashford and Greenwood but anybody with a billion pounds can keep chopping and changing players and managers until you stumble upon a winning formula.