- May 21, 2022
Like when he brought in Evra and Vidic, whom we didn’t know much about. Evra looked like a disaster before he turned it around.
There's nothing better than chanting 'YSB' at local Thai tuk tuk drivers in a remote beach location.the city was a little flat and i was a little despondent, the truth is i was a little homesick and needed a little bit of home’s creature comforts and united should have been just the ticket. the atmosphere around the stadium was non-existent and none of the locals joined in with any of my tragedy chanting. i don’t even remember how the game finished, or which new stars i should have been looking forward to glimpsing
in a united shirt for the first time.
I do think signing a top quality midfielder would have helped us a bit more in Europe and possibly would have won another league title especially the 11/12 season which it was becoming a glaring issue. Like I’ll never understand why Ferguson never went to try and sign Modric when he was at Spurs unless dealing with Levy for Berbatov was really that bad.every season after around time Ronaldo left, where everyone and their dog were convinced we need a midfield signing, and he kept winning with Giggs in midfield.
That's exactly why we didn't bother. We wanted Modric but we didn't want to deal with Levy again.I do think signing a top quality midfielder would have helped us a bit more in Europe and possibly would have won another league title especially the 11/12 season which it was becoming a glaring issue. Like I’ll never understand why Ferguson never went to try and sign Modric when he was at Spurs unless dealing with Levy for Berbatov was really that bad.
I really had forgotten all about the Thiago transfer saga and how Moyes just scrapped it but then decided on chasing Fabregas after Barcelona just sold Thiago.That's exactly why we didn't bother. We wanted Modric but we didn't want to deal with Levy again.
The midfielder we wanted after Modric was Thiago who United scouted for about two years with Martin Ferguson attending Barca matches in person to watch him. Fergie got the deal done going into the 2013 summer as a welcoming present for the next manager, all that was needed was for Moyes to sign off on it but he turned him down.
Butt, Scholes and Beckham were already part of the first team.All around the same time he:
sold Ince then Sold hughes.
and then finally selling Kanchelskis. All i think in the summer of 95.
These guys were some of my favourite United players and all key players for us. I think we'd just lost the league to blackburn and thought he'd gone mad with these transfers.
We then bought absolutely no one to replace them. However, a young Butt and Scholes followed by Beckham were brought in to the first team.
He could have handled Pogba better., Raiola or not. Pogba obviously had faults but a couple of seasons playing in the 1st team under SAF could have instilled a bit more discipline rather than needing to be bailed out by having exceptional DMs around him in order to shine (and being 20% less egotistical). We would have been slightly less dysfunctional with a young but developed Pogba in the team 2013-15, alongside a new defensive midfielder. SAF should have agreed with PP and his team to give him opportunities off the bench or when we had injury issues for 3 months, after which the contract situation (his demands, what the club would offer) would be reviewed and he'd either be sold or sign a contract. SAF had enough experience being a disciplinarian but also subtle man=manager that he could have pulled it off, and saved the club money and hassle...Wanted to keep him though?
Selling Paul Ince for me. Was gutted at the time.
And sticking with Fletcher, thought he was terrible.
The reason he left is because SAF didn't play him in the first team enough because he wouldn't work hard enough in training or as part of the team on matchday, so his return kinda does bear out that he wasn't the right fit for the PL (despite his clear natural ability).Fergie wanted Pogba to stay. So he hardly proved everyone wrong on that score.