Championship outfit Nottingham Forest released Michael Mancienne in the summer and he’s hardly earning his money with New England Revolution.
Michael Mancienne claimed that he simply couldn’t turn down the chance to sign for New England Revolution after seeing the final year of his contract cancelled by Nottingham Forest, as reported by The Post.
But the contract on offer surely influenced Mancienne’s decision to turn down offers to stay in England.
According to the Boston Globe, the former England U21 captain is earning a yearly salary of around £980,000 at the Revolution – which makes him the highest paid defender anywhere in the MLS right now.
But is he justifying his hefty contract in New England? At the moment, probably not.
The Revs are currently in eighth place in the 11-team Eastern Conference. Mancienne has started nine MLS games so far but his side have conceded 16 games in that time – including four in a 4-1 thrashing at Real Salt Lake on Friday.
And it’s fair to say the Revs supporters were not too impressed by Mancienne’s display.
Former Aston Villa, Blackburn and Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel is currently the head coach of the New England Revolution and his first spell in management might not last too much longer as long as Mancienne continues to look like a drain on resources.
The fans from Mancienne’s last team were thanking us for taking him. This is exactly what they said he did on their team. Mostly good skills but no heart in the important moments.
— barbaras (@swantonb) October 19, 2018
— Matthew Doyle (@MattDoyle76) October 19, 2018
one of many awful recent signings
— Ethan (@deadfutbol) October 19, 2018
Safe to say Zahibo was a bust. Somi seemingly a bust. Penilla and Caicedo may not return (on loan). Mancienne not earning his huge contract. This offseason could be spent getting back to where we were to start the 2018 season. Not good. #NEREVS
— nag (@NAGower) October 19, 2018
not at all
— boon spookly (@bensaufley) October 19, 2018
Mancienne has been atrocious and Friedel blamed Zahibo? #NERevs
— Reving Mad (@RevingMad) October 19, 2018
Wtf are the revs doing when scouting him. Like hmmm hated by his own fans = he’s worth bringing in and being the highest payed defender in MLS lol
— Pete Mikers (@mikepeters123) October 19, 2018