- Jan 11, 2015
Not really it's just easy to say with hindsight. If Pogba hadn't been injured all season the midfield wouldn't be talked about so much.This guy has articulated United's transfer shambles in 5 minutes and anyone who thinks Ole's done well in the transfer market needs to have a listen.
Look at it another way. Instead of Maguire buy a CM to start on the bench with Matic and Fred (as McTominay and Pogba are first choice). Smalling gets injured for most of the season like Pogba and we're relying on Lindelof and the injury prone Rojo, Jones and Tuanzebe. The story becomes 'not buying a CB has held us back'.
Letting Smalling go was a mistake but its a number 10 we need more than a CM in my opinion.
Maguire was also seen as important as a future 'leader' in this squad. Something it lacks. He'll likely be captain next season.