Who Should Be Sold In Mourinho’s Clearance Sale? Salah To PSG……Or Real Madrid……Or Barcelona, And The International Injury Window Looms Again!

Posted: March 21, 2018 in Arsenal, Chelsea, Football, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Opinion, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur, Transfers
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Providing José Mourinho tones down his criticism of Manchester United’s past, their heritage and previous managers, he will probably still be manager next season. He will, however, have to start proving that he is as brilliant as he says he is and a good start would be to remain level with, or ahead of, Manchester City in the opening weeks of the new season.

In an attempt to rein in Guardiola’s team, Mourinho will clear some of the deadwood lying around in the dusty corners of Carrington so that he can bring in yet more new players because, in all fairness, £300 million goes absolutely nowhere these days.

Out of the door should go, in no particular order of preference:-

Chris Smalling – he has never quite lived up to his billing when he signed and doesn’t look to be of sufficient quality for what should be required at United.

Phil Jones – Can be good and solid when fit but that is the problem. He spends too much time on the treatment table and needs to go.

Matteo Darmian – Bought by Louis van Gaal, people expected him to be better than he is considering he is the Italian national team’s right back. He isn’t, so he needs to go.

Luke Shaw – The subject of constant bullying by Mourinho he needs to leave to revive his career and, like Salah and De Bruyne, could become a great player away from this manager.

Daley Blind – A decent utility player who has been picked at left back, in midfield and as a central defender. Although very versatile he is rarely used by Mourinho and, therefore, needs to go.

Marouane Fellaini – Never totally accepted by the fans he started to win them over with some half decent performances then refused to sign a new contract which has taken him back to square one. Supporters don’t want players who don’t want to play for the club even if their manager does!

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Ander Herrera – Hasn’t had a look-in since supposedly falling out with Mourinho

Other situations which need attention without necessarily selling the players involved are Ander Herrera who, reportedly, upset Mourinho a while back and hasn’t started a game since, Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia who, at best, should be the reserve full backs as neither can defend and both are over 30.

So, by our reckoning, two full backs should be sold and two more dropped at least to the bench which means that two must be bought. With Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly and  Marcos Rojo available for the central defensive positions, only another one needs to be brought in.

Along with a creative midfielder these are the signings we think should be made. As for the other conundrums, they are for Mourinho to solve, again, without necessarily selling the players. He needs to prove what a good coach he is by getting the best from Paul Pogba and Alexis Sánchez.

Then he may be able to challenge City next season and prove to us all that he has still got it.

Should he stay or should he go…..?

Mo Salah has gone from Chelsea failure, (not that he was given many opportunities to succeed), to one of the best strikers in Europe. Consequently, there is reported interest from some more of those big clubs who obviously don’t have a scouting system.

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Mo Salah – Has suddenly been discovered at Liverpool, but by other clubs!

PSG, Real Madrid and Barcelona are all readying big money bids for the player who, unlike Philippe Coutinho, hasn’t expressed any desire to play for any of them.

He isn’t South American so, as long as Liverpool continue to challenge for the Premier League and compete in the Champion’s League, why would he want to leave? As we have said many times over, the challenge diminishes at these big European clubs because their top divisions are not as competitive so why would he leave the best league in the world?

No doubt he will answer that one himself just before signing for one of the aforementioned clubs!

And finally…..

Yet another of those interminable and unwelcome international injury windows is almost upon us. With eight games left in the Premier League now is obviously the perfect time to call a halt and, potentially, ruin a teams chances of finishing in the top four or, alternatively, hamper another’s hopes of avoiding relegation.

Whichever team you support we hope that the players called up for these meaningless internationals all return injury-free and fit enough to complete the season for the clubs who, after all is said and done, pay their wages!

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Comments
  1. Idowu Emmanuel says:

    I can see that the English Press are too doomed,because they like promoting and encouraging their well established players to move out of the league to Spanish league. All for money. Ronaldo won his first and only World Best in Man United, now he Ronaldo can be proud of four other World Best which he won with the Spanish club. Now you have Hazard and Salah future World Best, and the useless English Press are busy advising these two players to go and win the World Best with a Spanish club. It’s so painful to the English fans and is shameful attitudes of the English Press.

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