Transfer Bin: Manchester United monitoring £75m ex-Liverpool hero Luis Suarez

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The Mail claim Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City are monitoring Liverpool hero Luis Suarez.

TRANSFER BINA quite ludicrous article in The Mail has claimed Manchester United are monitoring Barcelona forward Luis Suarez.

The piece, written by Neil Ashton, pounces on the supposed crisis at Barcelona which has Lionel Messi unsettled and sporting director Andoni Zubizaretta losing his job earlier this week.

Luis Suarez has not had an instant impact, scoring only one La Liga goal in nine matches - but he has accrued three goals and six assists in 12 overall competitive appearances after a delayed start owing to his FIFA ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini.

The Mail's article states: "Arsenal previously tried to sign him but Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea will continue to monitor the forward’s progress over the next five months.

"Barcelona have been decisive in the past with top players and sent Zlatan Ibrahimovic on loan to AC Milan when he failed to settle into Pep Guardiola’s side after his £50m move from Inter.

"Although Barcelona have no intention of selling Suarez yet, he could be the fall guy in the summer under a new regime at the Nou Camp."

While it is not impossible to see Chelsea or Manchester City attempting to make such a splash, or even rule them out pulling it off - for Manchester United to do so would be another matter.

The Uruguayan was not only a figure of hate for fans at Old Trafford, but the feeling was mutual after the dragged out Patrice Evra saga.

Suarez may be gone from Liverpool but he is greatly appreciative of his time for the club and yesterday sent Steven Gerrard a personal message of good luck upon recent news of his impending move to LA Galaxy. Electing to undo all his good will among fans of the Reds would be a terrible decision - and one we would put past even him.

For all the Mail's pontification that Suarez could be the odd man out, the sample size of 12 games on which to judge a player the club spent £75 million on is simply too small.

Even giving it until the end of the season would not be enough, for Suarez's class is proven - the real issue is one of system and management, with inexperienced boss Luis Enrique having the potential to be the real fall guy.


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