- Feb 15, 2012
I disagree, anyone with experience would make a difference, even if it was from Jan to the end of the season. I'd even be tempted to buy 2 of them to play cb and cut losses with other cb's and push them out even if we have to cover wages until contracts expire. Drastic times call for drastic measures.I think that would just reinforce the shambles that is Utd if they did that because it shows there's no plan and signing someone short term in January doesn't solve it. If the player we actually want is available in January then get him like Liverpool & City did last season with Van Dijk & Laporte we can't just keep adding more bodies this squad doesn't need more bodies it needs more high end quality.
I don't think a 21 year old will be able to take control, even if they are brilliant. We need someone to boss everyone around. and you need experience for that.We don't need someone experienced we need someone who's a world class centre back who is known for organising the defence at his club that can be someone who's 21 or 31 but if we bring someone in he needs to be the best centre back at the club.
Granqvist lack of speed would be massively exposed in this league with him in the team we wouldn't be able to push up at all whenever I see him play for Sweden he's basically defending the 18 yard line and heading away/blocking crosses.
Unless we can get a world class solution in January I don't see the point in a temporary solution.
If he's got experience from his club then he could 21 is an extreme case but if you are in the team and your mate tells you to do something you do it you have to work together and trust the information he gives you. It's not just telling your centre back or full back where to be it's telling the midfield getting them up. Some players can do that and lead from a young age most can't but it's not unheard of.I don't think a 21 year old will be able to take control, even if they are brilliant. We need someone to boss everyone around. and you need experience for that.
Got to be signing players who want to come for the right reasons fair enough he wants a pay rise but we need to make sure his motivation is also to win the league. Signed enough players who are chasing the money we need guys who also put success high on the agenda.Money talks. It’s his last contract he can pick up 80k a week for Another 18 months or he can pick up £200k a week for the next 4 years