Manchester United selling Mats Daehli comparable to Pogba

Cardiff V United

One Welsh newspaper believes Manchester United have made a huge mistake in selling Mats Daehli.

Former Manchester United 'Young Player of the Year' was surprisingly allowed to leave the club last summer, re-uniting him with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The attacking midfielder, comparative to Adnan Januzaj in frame, was just 18 at the time and had not even got a chance to play for the United first team to show what he could do.

Daehli signed with Cardiff City in January, again following fellow Norwegian Solskjaer, and in recent weeks has been busy showing what he can do.

His progress is impressing so much so at the club, that he has been touted as the club's best young talent since Aaron Ramsey by WalesOnline.

The paper question United's decision to let him go in the first place, comparing the situation to Juventus' £60 million rated midfielder Paul Pogba, who departed the Red Devils a year earlier.

Scott Johnson writes: "Is it any wonder that United are in such turmoil when they allow the likes of Daehli and Paul Pogba leave for practically nothing and spend huge sums to replace them? Their loss is clearly Cardiff’s gain."

United were said to have attempted to invoke a buy-back clause from Molde in January only for Daehli to reject the opportunity, feeling his development would be better served playing regular football. For United, the damage was already done.

Daehli netted his first goal for Cardiff a week ago, and despite their expected relegation, his arrival is being seen as a genuine reason to be positive at the club.

Meanwhile the player signed by United for £15 million and loaned to Cardiff in Wilfried Zaha - does not even warrant a mention in the piece.

Here's a look at Daehli's early impact for Cardiff...

PlayerTeamPosGoalsAssistsKey PassesPass Accuracy %DribblesAppsMins
Mats Daehli Cardiff FW 1 0 3 90.54 4 9 301

 

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