No shit he replaced them poorly. There was no way he could even adequately replace them. Total nonsense of get rid of them all at the same time like that.Nah LVG was right to get rid of those players, the issue was we replaced them poorly. At the time Nani left he was nowhere near his best and honestly he never proved me wrong at his next club. Let me clarify for the benefit of some, Nani was world class at his peak but we were still correct to get rid when we did.
Anyway on Smalling, this is still the right time to get rid!
Nani had been injured and just needed his confidence back. Something LvG doesn't give players the asshole that he is. He wasn't even replaced.