He hasn't slowed down, his last year he's been running even more than before, after his deep WC run he was our hardest worker until March, it's only logical that a player with +6k minutes and a World Cup final in his last seasons hasn't looked as fresh as in January.I like Rakitic. Intelligent player but is showing signs of slowing down. Coming to the PL, showing signs of slowing down in La Liga would make it super tough to make it here. Especially when we are going through a rebuild and require players to carry their weight or maybe more.
Edit: however, if he is who Ole wants, sign him up! Back the manager!
Edit 2: I’d like to add that if we are going to go through a successful rebuild project, we will have to buy some older players who can help provide experience and leadership. They have to be able to adapt quickly to help make us somewhat competitive while the younger players grow and develop. This was always my argument in support of Jose’s asks for his list of seasoned players with certain profiles.
I mean, he's a player that can do a hell of a job for a team that lacks his specific role to win titles, I don't think it's wise to sign Rakitic to play him with Fred, Rashford, Martial, Dalot, Mctominay... by the time United are back in the top of the league, they'd need to replace Rakitic.Our current options are:
If he joins United, then the media will roundly judge and execute him. People lose their jobs on a regular basis for things they’ve put on social media previously as certain companies want to be right on pc.A comment he made when he was 24 shouldn't be used as a yardstick to judge him for all his life. Everyone makes mistakes. I used to have certain opinions about certain subjects because that's all I heard from my parents growing up but they changed as I got older.