Players that shouldn't have been sold

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  1. Sep 7, 2019
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    CM10 Full Member

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    There aren't really any that I feel strongly about now. Herrera, if that counts, maybe.

    Blind was possibly done away with too quickly but I don't really care about that. Januzaj was probably mismanaged by van Gaal but didn't seem to have the right temperament either.
  2. Sep 7, 2019
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    Rafael, Nani, Evans. Smalling should not have been loaned either.
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    Only Blind shouldn't have been sold. He was sold due to Jose's outdated concept of a defender.
    Zaha and Memphis benefited from being sold. They would have remained stagnant at United. We should have put a buy back clause like Memphis in Zaha's contract to. We can thank Woodward for that as well.
    Believe it or not Jones and Smalling were more promising than Evans when we sold him.
  5. Sep 7, 2019
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    Shouldnt have been sold - Wilifred Zaha? Zaha was sold FIVE years ago. In that time he has been an ok striker for Crystal Palace in the championship and PL. First of all: Zaha is 26. He's as good as he's ever going to be as a footballer.

    He's had 2 ok good seasons in 17/18 and 18/19 with 9 and 10 PL goals total respectively.

    Zaha has 45 CAREER goals since 2009. 45 goals in 10 years. 13 goals in 4 seasons in the championship. 32 goals in 7 seaons in the Premier League. He's got 2 FA cup goals and 1 League Cup goals in his entire career, so he's not a cup monster either.

    Sure he could be a useful complimentary player now, but should we have kept hanging on to him the past 4-5 years to wait for him to become useful? He's not been a goal scoring striker up until the past couple years. That s a long time to hang on to a player that's not good enough to play for the club.

    At least Marcus Rashford has scored 10 goals in a season, at 5 years younger.
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    Ravel was thankfully sold.
  7. Sep 8, 2019
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    The only two I miss and feel could contribute to the team are Blind and Januzaj.
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    He went to Real from United and did not play much. Then he went to Leverkusen and scored a lot of goals for them for a couple of years. He now has joined for Sevilla. The same club that put us out of the CL when Jose was manager. Sevilla is a decent club.
  9. Sep 8, 2019
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    Edited for you. I think you need to give your a head a wobble.
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    Can't believe Memphis in that list. He is an absolute cringeworthy player.

    Calls himself king, lion, rap star. You guys panic when Jesse makes cringe stuffs, imagine this guy still at the club.
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    I think you've missed the point. Nobody would care about a player off the pitch activity if he delivers on it (as long as he doesn't do something that affects the club negatively). Depay is a better player than Lingard
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    We'd unquestionably have a stronger squad now with, Zaha, Keane, Evans, Depay, and Blind in it, all sold for less than we paid for Fred.
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    Rafael at a push is the only one I thought we should have stuck with and didn’t agree with selling at the time. We’ve struggled at RB for years and he’d have been useful, depending on his injuries.

    Always though Fletcher could have played for longer, looked very good at stoke after he left us.

    The Depay shouts are ridiculous, he was bloody useless for us. Absolutely the right thing to do to sell him, big time Charlie who crumbled under the pressure. I’d rather have kept the rat than him.
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    I literally would have sold all mentioned by the OP bar maybe Zaha. Even then, he wasn’t ready for a big move and he has hughly improved since he left. I still don’t really rate him that highly though.
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    Nani, Zaha, Tevez, Rafael, Fabio, blind and chicha.
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    There's not really anyone that sticks out. Only really Stam but that was a long time ago now and possibly with time maybe Lukaku but his attitude was poor. I'd have Zaha back at United but selling him at the time was the right thing to do, he wasn't ready to play for a big club.
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    Nani comes to mind. It was his time to step up.

    Zaha should have been given support, he's an excellent player today.

    Rafael - He was never going to be the new Neville, but he was decent going forwards and would have been good to alternate with Valencia. Albeit Valencia was excellent around the time Rafael was sold.

    Hernandez - Could have been a decent backup striker, rotation option. Was never a 20 goals a season guy, but was still decent.

    Not sure about Memphis, he hardly seemed to do anything when he was here. He was very languid. Maybe he would have improved with a second season?

    Blind also was slow AF. Imagine him and Matic in the same side, with Pogba and Memphis ahead of them. Can't run and won't run...

    TBH though - it's not like any of them, other than Zaha have gone on to be superstars (yes Blind did very well at Ajax).
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    Nani went too early that's for sure!
    Zaha, SAF's last signing, should never have been allowed to leave.
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    Well I don't care. There's a limit in being cringeworthy.

    Memphis isn't even that good, add that to his level of cringe.
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    Rafael
    Januzaj
    Zaha
    Blind (especially as we didnt have a good ball playing defender)
    Chicharito
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    We should have kept and developed Depay and Zaha. Blind would be very handy right now too.
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    Rafael. We had to sit through years of Valencia and Young stinking the right back position up.

    I thought Varela could've made the step up. He played a big hand in the first few goals that Rashford scored for us.

    I wonder how things might have turned out if Van Gaal hadn't narrowly missed out on fourth the year he got the sack.
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    I personally think he would have got sacked regardless if we finished in the top 4 that season. Especially with Mourinho available at the time. I think that’s who Ed really wanted.
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    Both are awful. Should have gotten rid of both.
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    Memphis had to be sold, he couldn’t even control a football in the end he was completely useless. One of the worst players I’ve seen wear a United shirt in his time here, fecking cringeworthy.
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    The only player that we’ve let go and we’ve shot our selves in the foot is Herrera. Completely ejected any form of ‘midfield’ from a team that was already struggling.

    In a few years we will look back at this and realize that was the final nail in the coffin before we became consistent mid table finishers.
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
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    Still can't believe we sold Johnny Giles, and to Leeds United too :mad:
  31. Sep 8, 2019
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    Definitely Nani.

    Blind and Evans would have been two I’ve persisted with as well.
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    I think Zaha should have been sent out on loan and selling him for £2m was terrible business.

    Other than that we weren’t wrong in getting rid of most of the players that have gone. It’s the ones we have bought in that’s the issue. This summer it was a lack of signings that will cost us this year.
  33. Sep 8, 2019
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    Yeah none of them really. Our problem has been replacing mediocre players with similarly mediocre or worse players. If our recruitment was on point nobody would be pining for Rafael, Chicharito or Nani, never mind Depay, Zaha and Blind.
  34. Sep 8, 2019
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    In the last 6 years? If I pick one maybe Zaha, but Daley Blind I liked I think we should still have him in our squad?
  35. Sep 8, 2019
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    Nani. Arguably Blind too
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    Yeah...Add me....Huge mistake !
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    Agreed....But that isn't difficult....
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    Keane and Zaha.
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    Are those suggesting Zaha doing so because of what he did at United, or what's he's doing at Palace now? Because I honestly can't remember a single thing Zaha did in a United shirt. I just remember him being a worse version of Nani.
  40. Sep 8, 2019
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    Baneofthegame New Member

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    Blind, Evans, Keane, Herrera and Zaha.