No but we are obviously making different points,
Darmian is a back up, Smalling is shit but we can’t sell any defender half decent and we need to sell to buy,
Fellani and Carrick are gone end of the season so we aren’t going to sell midfielders.
So bring in Perriera who can play anywhere and has done it in Spain, there’s a reason Valencia wanted him on loan, it’s free near enough and he was incredible for the worst team in the league last year, so they got him and now they are second and already want him to extend his deal by another year!!
So I think those three in two defenders who we can manage without our out and there’s money for another signing, preferably a decent no nonsense winger though Perriera can also play there, and not just as another wide 10.
I think that’s fair enough, would you not agree, selling Smalling who’s English and will garner a fairer price but isn’t United quality, can easily be covered by Rojo Bailey Jones Tuanzabe Fosu?? And even keep Blind if you’re that worried, but that last few games, a Captain who could have conceded a few pens, tugging players shirts somehow with impunity, he’s never fully kicked on, if you want to bin Jones at the end of the season and sign another defender when we’ve more cash fine but when he’s fit he’s the better player, when he’s not we’ve Rojo Bailey maybe Lindelof, he’s a big signing, he’ll get broken in gently, Blind if you want to keep him as an emergency and the two kids, McItomney is about 5th choice but if we are comfortable in a game, I’ve no problem hooking Pogba to protect him after he’s done his job and sticking that kid on to see a game out.
I think a lot of United fans need to see how much Perriera has developed, how in a purely accidental throw back to total football and Ajax’s training, he played the most minutes I believe of an outfield player and covered every midfield and forward position. Plus he’s ours, and we need fresh young midfield blood and he would lift the crowd and the other youngsters in the dressing room, plus if you want any youngsters that look like they will make it to have a chance to play and train with Zlatan, the clock is ticking.
I can see no downside.
We need to sell players we have cover for who won’t really be missed, Id first off before the Winter schedule give Shaw a run of four or five games, if he looks good, he’s already stated he’s turned down a loan move and wants to play,
Then my picks would be Smalling Darmian and Blind with Rojo and Bailey our first choice two with Jones there and Tuanzabe and Fosu as further back up.
That will let us see how everyone loooks when Pogbas back and Id use the money to strengthen the wide areas.
I’d offer Smalling for Sanchez,
Purely because he’s a different type of player, as of NOW, in his prime, he’s a better wide man than Rashford and Martial, Zlatan won’t be here forever and if you want to change styles, you can play him up too or just off Rashford or Martial,
Out Smalling Darmian Blind
Promoted Perriera Tuanzabe Fosu
Try and sign Sanchez and potentially Ozil, even a pre contract with him to replace two midfielders in Carrick and Fellani in the summer.
But we need to make tough calls and those would be mine
Well I suppose that's the knighthood fucked.