As Manchester United continue their attempts to make a major signing this summer, we published an article claiming David Moyes should save his money and put his faith in the club’s young players. Here is what some of our readers thought about that.
Agree totally…I would rather go trophy-less this season to build a team that will dominate English football for the next decade. We have a great crop of young players so why not give them a chance to excel at the highest level instead of going after over-priced imports. We’ve got enough experience in the squad in the form of Rio, Giggs and Rooney. Mix that with the youthful exuberance of these kids and you will get a squad of winners who will have some degree of loyalty towards the club (instead of all the mercenaries who call themselves footballers).
Totally agree…my only worry is will Moyes be brave enough to give them a chance given it is his first year and Man Utd want to start off with a bang. It’s difficult to say what he will do and I really hope we give our young players a chance. I read Barcelona want to make a bid for Adnan Januzaj... I really hope we sign a top midfielder as our midfield lacks pace and presence... I see Carrick as a good player but not great, especially in big games, and the lack of pace is starting to show. Cleverley needs a season or two to develop to the next level and Anderson and Fletcher I really hope we decide on their futures. Fletcher will never be the player he was and I really feel for him. Anderson I actually hoped he would develop more, but I think he has reached his peak and I see him only as a squad player. United need to look at Bayern Munich as their midfield is the best in the world... and realise they need to resolve this situation. Plus play Hernandez more please .
Some very good points made. There has been far too much emphasis on attracting or replacing attacking players to the club but it’s the defence that needs shoring up and protecting. Fellaini should be the number 1 target. His contribution in goals scored and reducing those conceded would more or less cover the loss of Rooney’s goals should he leave.
So what do you think? Should United promote from within or sign second-choice options? You can read the original article about the issue here.