He doesn't. He really doesn't. Not at United.Yes he was so good at Crewe, and for England at youth levels. He also looked quite promising on his first couple of outings for the United first team. Such a shame he hasn't kicked on since, and last season was a real low point. He looked way off the pace against MK Dons. Has all the ability to make it though, he really does, and he's still young enough if he can just get and stay fit and we can find him a loan that works.
A matter of opinion, but if you wind the clock back to when he was 18/19, he stood out in all the right ways. Not as a central midfielder, mind you, but as an attacking player. Has not gone anywhere since, but that's not all his fault. Even if you look at the loan spell at Wigan, he did pretty well for a young player.He doesn't. He really doesn't. Not at United.
I always saw this as Sir Alex trying to make up for not being more forceful and signing Aaron Ramsey, which he probably came to regret.I agree, this was a punt that ended up being a severe waste of money at the end..
I thing he is more championship and league 1 standard..Man United is just too big a club, and I think the only reason we havent got rid is because he's injured..and that wouldnt look good on our part.I always saw this as Sir Alex trying to make up for not being more forceful and signing Aaron Ramsey, which he probably came to regret.
Probably miles off, but that's how I interpreted this whole transfer.
I remember him getting lots of praise in those few Champions League games, where, personally, I thought he looked really lost. Obviously he was young but his technique looked really dodgy. I think he only comes alive near the box or when shooting. That's when he pulls out a nice touch. But his general touch and everything else is pretty 'meh' when he isn't gearing up to shoot.
I think it was a complete rupture of the hamstringSeriously does anyone know what happened?
I found this report but it just says a hamstring injury that was found to be 'relatively severe'. On the basis of the above, that looks like a bit of an understatement.