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Well some of our players came from the academy. If he were to use market values he should say ‘Bruno is off, United have £120m Rashford, £20m James, £70m Greenwood’ etc.
One minute he’s moaning about us not spending the next he’s moaning that he wants us to spend. He even said he was glad we didn’t sign Sancho just so he could praise Ole for being top in Jan
That middle ground is where we are right now though. Second place, given the money every other team has spent in the league, versus what city have spent, feels like the limit. The only exception is Chelsea, for obvious reasons, who are underachieving in truth.He's making a point to an argument I'm certainly not making. I don't expect us to match City or even Liverpool. We are not even exploring a middle ground approach found between what they and us do. From what I've seen, Allegri lives in this realm. Ole could find it as well with a change of approach but it would probably take a different group of coaches.
What? Ake cost £41m and Maguire cost £80m. How is that not much cheaper?Something something gameplan
I keep saying it to people at work, City bought a 70 million defender in summer to replace the 55 million defender that wasn't working. Its turned out that an older 50 million defender has worked better with the 70 million player. People in the media have literally forgotten about the -existence- of Nathan Ake, who really wasn't that much cheaper than Harry Maguire.
Man Utd have a 60 million defender that hasn't quite worked, alongside a 25 million defender, a 30 million defender, and a youth player. Up front, two youth team promotions, a free signing, a 35 million striker and a 9 million championship buy.
Its the wasted money spent by OTHER managers that has caused us some consternation but it's sort of interesting to consider where our players came from in relation to cities. Dean Henderson looks like an an improvement over what many might have said was the best goalkeeper in the world 2 years ago. Its strange times.
Pep has spent £421m on his defence, citing the cost of one player is hardly an argument. When you have bought loads of defenders that are £45m-£65m, there’s a good chance you are going to stumble across a back line that does the job.Harry Maguire cost more than any player in their squad.
Ole spent nearly £100m this summer on players he never uses.
I was talking about the way we play. Results wise, a trophy and top 4 would be my middle ground.That middle ground is where we are right now though. Second place, given the money every other team has spent in the league, versus what city have spent, feels like the limit. The only exception is Chelsea, for obvious reasons, who are underachieving in truth.
Jeez this is a stupid tweet. Why don’t we start rattling off the cost of Palace, Arsenal, Spurs, Leicester, Brighton, Sheff Utd, Everton and WBA’s squads? Had enough of all the excuses by fans. It’s getting to the point now where because of the desperation to keep Ole in charge to fulfil his 100 year project, we’re letting expectations drop to intolerable levels. Moyes and LvG moaned about high expectations, we battered them and they were sacked. Now, Ole is actually lowering the expectations himself and fans are delighted with it.