- Jan 11, 2015
I don't know why people talk like he'd be easily replaceable with some cheaper option (who they can't name). Pretty much every team is looking for the same thing and there are very few about.Is it such of a surprise? United have conceded 20 less goals this season, are 3rd in the PL for clean sheets, are third for least xGA (only one goal in it between 1st & 3rd), have the most clean sheets in Europe across all competitions, he's the fifth highest rated CB in Europe on whoscored.com and as one of our Noggie posters informed us, he also made their PL team of the year drawn up by their panel of experts.
He's had a good season overall. Even the reliability of actually being available every week after years of rotation at centre back makes a big difference.