Former Manchester United star Ander Herrera has explained that football was not the priority during his time at Old Trafford.
Herrera left United at the end of last season, joining Paris Saint-Germain following the expiry of his contract at Old Trafford.
There has been plenty of criticism towards United chiefs in recent years with many believing the likes of Ed Woodward are more focused on results off the pitch than on it.
And Herrera has suggested that was the case, claiming football was not the priority.
Herrera told French magazine So Foot: “I was very happy at that incredible club. I am very grateful to the supporters. Frankly, I was immensely happy in Manchester.
“But at the club, there were times when I felt that football was not considered the most important thing.
“I will not say [whether he was referring to the business].
“That does not come out of my mouth. I don’t know, but football was not the most important thing in Manchester.”
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is believed to be keen to strengthen his squad in January.
The Red Devils have struggled so far this season and sit way down in 10th place in the Premier League after 11 matches.
It’s been reported that Woodward is keen not to be forced into panic buys though, potentially hampering Solskjaer’s plans.
Solskjaer said: “We always look at the long term with transfers, it might be none, might be one, might be two in January.
“It’s always the summer… you can’t really do too many big deals in January.”
Manchester United host Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday.