Nathan Bishop: Manchester United Player

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Why? it doesnt makes sense for him nor us, he wont get minutes here even as he would be third choice. I think Grant has player two games since he arrived 2-3 seasons ago, and if we are looking to challenge De Gea's place then we have Henderson who's young and really promising.

The only thing I can think of is he improved his wages, thats it.
Well thats good for him then - earning more money during a limited time of a career has to be good for the chap.

But as for why United signed him? I have no idea. Strange one when we have 2 really good keepers and Henderson as the Heir.
 

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People in this thread seem oddly disappointed that we signed an England U-20 international goalkeeper for some reason.

Always gotta be thinking of the future.
 

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People in this thread seem oddly disappointed that we signed an England U-20 international goalkeeper for some reason.

Always gotta be thinking of the future.

I know i dont get this whole why did we sign him when Henderson will be number one theory .

There is no guarentee of that for one thing we all remember how Ben Foster was going to be our number one forever .

Bishop has come to a big team with much better coaching and facilities than he was getting at Southend and if he puts in the work and is good enough who knows where it will lead ?
 

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Well thats good for him then - earning more money during a limited time of a career has to be good for the chap.

But as for why United signed him? I have no idea. Strange one when we have 2 really good keepers and Henderson as the Heir.
Maybe we dont think Henderson will agree to being second choice? If so we will have to let him go and maybe Bishop is the one for the future.

Anyway I would take Henderson over De Gea, decrease wages get some millions for him and improve in other areas.
 

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Conceding 37 league goals in 12 appearances doesn't make me think he's actually any good. Oh well. I suppose the club know what they're doing :houllier:
Are you kidding? Averaging 3 goals a game and we signed him. Just seems like an odd transfer all round.
 

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If academies focused only on producing players for their club then they would go bankrupt within the year. It is very difficult for a young player to make it at a top club. The reasons to that are many

a- Talent. Very few players has the talent to make it to the top
b- Attitude. A player can be the most talented in the world but if he isn't hardworking then he'll fail
c- Physical development. A player might have both the attitude and the talent but in certain positions, inches matter. Think of a 5ft3 tall CB.He's pretty much useless in the EPL
d- Injuries. You might have the most talented, mature player in the world but injuries can ruin a guy. According to Giggs, Ben was one of the most talented players in the class of 92. Unfortunately a career threatening injury ruined him
e- A manager that believes in giving kids a chance
f- Little competition for places. Its pointless being a 17 year old wonderkid if the competition for places is ridiculously high.

What academies do to remain profitable is buy/raise young talent, develop them and then sell them up. That pays the bills. Take Immobile for example. He was bought by Juventus for 80k when he was just 18 year old, then they loaned him a bit. They sold and re bought parts of his registration rights to Genoa and Torino only to be sold to Dortmund for 17m. That's one hell of a profit. I won't be surprised if we bought Bishop to make a clean profit later on.
 

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The signing makes more sense now with the news that Grant needs an op and will miss most if not all of the rest of the season - one injury to De Gea or Romero and we could find ourselves going into a semi-final/final(FA Cup/Europa League) or a six-pointer at the business end of the season with Matej Kovar(19) who though one of the standouts for the 23s this season has no first-team experience, sat on the bench.
 

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Conceding 37 league goals in 12 appearances doesn't make me think he's actually any good. Oh well. I suppose the club know what they're doing :houllier:
I'd suggest that has alot more to do with Southend United in general than the goalkeeper specifically.

They could have fecking 2 goal keepers and it wouldn't make much difference...