Originally Posted by Shimo
We bought Valencia at 24, not 22. The similarity between Valencia and Young is not as much to do with age but, that both were very good at their respective lower tier clubs in the PL and while both were well known, neither of them were deemed the best available out there.
The take away from the Valencia signing is just because the player we are buying isn't the best available out there, it doesn't mean they won't make it here. In Valencia's case it was even a bigger thing since he was coming to effectively take Ronaldo's spot on the right wing.
To play and succeed at a club like United is very difficult. Some very good talents have failed to make the grade here - probably more than the ones that have made it. So, yes maybe A. Young won't make it but, there is absolutely no denying he is a quality player and certainly given his talent and ability - he can be a United quality player. He doesn't need to be a superstar, just a player that can consistently play at the level required at this club.
We've got Rooney, Nani, Chicharito to be the superstars and who knows maybe we'll yet sign a "world class" CM to strengthen us even more so than the signing of Young has done. Make not mistake, adding a quality player like Young does strengthen us.
Where the hell are you getting this superstar stuff from? I dont care about how big the player is, i care about how good they are and what they would offer to the team. I was happy or sad about signing hernandez because before the world cup, i never saw him play, meaning any opinion would be pointless. Now, after a season, i know id have him in the team in a heart beat more often than not. Its not about the name, its about the player. Ive seen young play many times, which is why i dont think he'll a great signing. Ill happily eat my words if by january performing at a united standard.