Look, I haven't come on here to defend the guy I just want some more information. I think Arnautovitch would be a bad signing due to his age and his history. Did he not used to play for Stoke (so not exactly a galatico!) and has he not also had a spell in China, which a player would normally only do when they know themselves that they have lost a yard of speed or the ability to last 90 mins in a top league....
Ty for the link. He seems like a complete gowl. Even Moyes criticised his work rate according to that.The racist slurs at Euro 2020 are unfortunately not a one-off incident - he has a long history of being an absolute scumbag:
No, they were never in for this transfer. It's a 33 year old racist with questionable work ethic. These links were, IMO, purely to make every other transfer more acceptable to the fanbase. Watch everyone gush over signing Andy Carroll or some tosser now...."at least he's not racist".
Such a BS argument - Arsenal just signed Jesus and Zinchenko. Newcastle signed Bruno and Botman. What exactly was their pull above United ? Top 5 from PL get CL this year and in couple of years PL would be more attractive than CL.It’s a sad reality but I think the fans need to realize that United at the moment is not a attractive prospect for high level players. Their are the couple that will come of course but United is not the first choice option for a lot of guys.
This current state of United reminds me of when Liverpool were signing Joe Allen, Stewart Downing, Jose Enrique and such while having Ngog at striker.
Arnautović for what United current level is, all things considered is an ok signing. You don’t have the ability to attract elite players right now and Arnautović could probably still put in some better performances and a better shift then the likes of Anthony Martial.
United have a long way to go to come back and personably if I was United I would attach the marker and season one a different manner.
- Promote the biggest talents in the club and give them a run on the bench and the very best ones at first team I.E Garnacho, Garner etc
- Sign talented Young players who might be interested to join a big name and a club with less pressure to win (atm)
- Buy some veteran players that can guide the youth, guys like Christian Erickson fit that role perfectly
- keep some veteran or core pieces that can be of value on the squad, I.E David De Gea.
Rebuild the club the correct way!
There's a certain amount of backlash that matters (see Gattusso to Tottenham). Though the club should know on the first place, but football clubs have shown time after time that they are not in touch with reality when it comes to fan base opinions.Our transfer team is wildly swinging in the wind and basing their targets on PR - if they identified him as the answer to our problems then why not sign him? I'm glad we're not going anywhere near him, but signing players based on public opinion implies we know better than their 'global scouting network' or whatever bullshit they want to pretend we have.