Seems like Real Madrid have sent Manure up the garden path leading them along, stringing it out so they get the keeper out of contract next summer for free knowing no club will think they have a chance to sign him with their interest. Another massive negative to Woodward's savvy and ability to run the club.
De Gea must be over the moon as all the bad press is on the clubs and he can collect the £12m golden hello next summer when he signs on a free and walks away from Manchester with a huge pot of gold to go back home to live with his stunning missus who clearly doesn't want to leave Spain. What a coup for the Spanish v Manchester.
Sad but true.
The last time Real came calling SAF persuaded Ronaldo to give us one more season, and what a season he gave us. Shame that de Gea can't be similarly persuaded, but it seems that LVG lacks the ability to manage players.
Do you wish Moyes was still in charge in hindsight?
I wish SAF was still in charge.
I wish Edward Woodward would go back to being The Equalizer.
I think we treated Moyes badly, but I also think he messed up when he arrived by changing way too much of the backroom operations.
I don't know what to think right now though. I would hate to see us have to install a revolving door on the Manager's office but LVG has some serious work to do if we are to hang on to a Top 4 place.
A new man needs his own team behind him.
Otherwise as soon as there's a little rocky period, everyone will be whispering beind the new man's back "that's not the way the old gaffer did things, we would be through this by now under him". Can't operate like that.
The only way to keep the same backroom staff would have been to promote from within like Liverpool in the 70s and 80s did.