If you are a true Manchester United fan, you must be checking your phone at least once a day, everyday, for the latest Manchester United transfer news and rumours on the internet.
But hey, we’ve got some deadwood at the Old Trafford who need to be sold before we even consider new incoming transfer at Manchester United.
So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at the list of players who don’t deserve to be a Red Devil next season and the latest transfer news regarding them:
Let’s be honest here, The Black Knight from the Monty Python and the Holy Grail would have a better first touch with his ‘flesh wounds’ than our Big Belgian Striker.
The following quotes from former Sunderland and Leeds United player Micky Gray perfectly sums up Lukaku:
“He’s got the worst first touch I’ve ever seen in any striker playing in the Premier League.
“I’m not saying he’s a bad player, he’s a good player, but he’s not Manchester United.”
Another interesting thing about the 25-year-old Striker are his dreams. The man dreams a lot. Just take a look at his dream timeline:
First he dreamed about succeeding at Chelsea. That didn’t happen.
Then he dreamed of joining Real Madrid WHILE at Everton. That obviously didn’t happen either.
Then he said it was his childhood dream to become a Manchester United legend. That Won’t be happening.
Now Lukaku is having another one of his dreams..
If there was any job in this world I would love to have, it would be Alexis Sanchez’s job at Manchester United.
If you look at this season, the dude has had more Instagram stories about him chilling with his dog than his appearance in the Manchester United shirt. And I’m not even counting his non-existent goals and assists.
Signed from Arsenal and stolen bravely through the jaws of Pep Guardiola and Manchester City, Sanchez has, unfortunately, got to be the worst Manchester United transfer of all time.
One and a half season later and his Piano performance during his unveiling has still got to be the highlight of his time here at the Old Trafford.
Wait? What? That dude’s still with us? If Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United was the worst transfer of all time, Matteo Darmian to Manchester United should be the most…random…pointless… transfer, I guess?
Unlike the Chilean, Darmian didn’t even spend most of his time injured on the bench.
Instead, the Italian, on £60,000/week wages, has just been chilling on the sidelines on some sort of Manchester United assisted care system for sh*t players or whatever.
Signed by Louis Van Gaal, Darmian has had a fun few years getting rich in Manchester. Now it’s time we transfer him back home where he can buy a nice place and look back at the fun time he had as one of the weirdest Manchester United transfer.
Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly
Decent enough players, no doubt. But if there’s one thing in Football you need more, it’s the ability to remain fit.
Sadly, those two were hiding in the cupboard while the good lord was handing out fitness. Both of them need to be moved on if we are to build a team capable of challenging for the trophies.
The good news is that Eric Bailly is wanted by Arsenal in the transfer window where he could fill the gaping hole in the injury room left vacant by the exit of Jack Wilshere.
Meanwhile, young and talented Axel Tuanzebe should take the place of Rojo and Bailly at Manchester United after his brilliant performances for Aston Villa in the Championship.
Ask yourself this question; Would you have Lingard in your Manchester United team that’s supposed to be challenging for the Premier League if he wasn’t English and homegrown?
Jesse Lingard: The man has spent more time showing off his dance moves and hugging Marcus Rashford on Instagram and training videos than the chances he’s created on the pitch this season.
For an attacking Midfielder, Lingard has had 4 goals and 2 assists in the whole season. To put everything in perspective, Trent Alexander-Arnold has had more assists this season than Lingard has had in his WHOLE career.
Still not convinced yet? What about this stat: Even ex-Sunderland Adam Johnson has provided more assist than him in the last 6 years and 3 of those years he’s spent in the jail!
You could argue of his impact, the academy connection or whatever, but the fact is there are players like Mason Greenwood, Tahith Chong and a couple other academy kids who could do so well with the opportunities being handed to Lingard right now.
Few others who should be squad players
Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young and Nemanja Matic
When you’ve got Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Ashley Young as the 3 of your back 4, there has to be something wrong with your Club. If it’s a club supposed to be fighting for Premier League, then it’s downright disastrous!
There’s just no way any of the above three players should be anything more than the squad players.
The images of Ashley Young being tormented by the opposition wingers in the season gone by is going to stay with me for sometime.
I just can’t take another season of Ashley Young getting destroyed on the wings while Phil Jones makes one of his weird faces trying to defend corners eventually going to the ground with yet another muscle injury.
Nemanja Matic, meanwhile, is old and painfully one-footed and maybe it’s time we accept the fact that Chelsea ripped us off with that transfer right there.
The players who need to change their attitude
Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial
It’s quite difficult to establish yourself as the prima donna in a side managed by a grumpy Jose Mourinho, but Paul Pogba and to an extent Antony Martial managed to do just that under the Portuguese Gaffer.
There’s no doubt that both of them have got the talent to blow away the opposition, if they wish to. But at some point you have to develop that consistency if you wish to become the best in the world.
Maybe, Paul Pogba needs to stop flirting with Real Madrid and, for once, start playing for the badge and the fans.
And maybe, Anthony Martial needs to stop being the emotionless robot and start showing some intensity and passion for the badge and the fans.
There are also the likes of Marcus Rashford, Fred and Andreas Pereira who have had an underwhelming campaign just like most of the squad.
We are in a summer of rebuilding and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to provide all three of them with enough opportunities next season. Hopefully, they buckle up and take them!