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The One Signing To Save Moyes’ Bacon – even at £50m

We don’t want to bang on about David Moyes being out of his depth at Manchester United. He’s clearly a man under pressure. But, on his salary, you can’t be too sympathetic.

There is a famous saying, possibly, that you truly find out about the substance of the man when the chips are down.

Well the chips are down for Moyes yet all we hear is how he won’t be able to buy anyone in the transfer window because they probably aren’t available. Does the Manchester United manager seriously think these top players will be MORE AVAILABLE in August when he can’t offer Champions League football?

Well Mr. Moyes it’s time that you MADE SOME PLAYERS AVAILABLE. Needs must my friend and any Manchester United manager worth his salt could negotiate a big deal in January – heckers, your job depends on it man. At the moment you are going out with a whimper.

What Manchester United need now is a superstar signing. A galvanising force to bring confidence and class into the club. Look at the way Arsenal have been transformed by the signing of Mesut Ozil. He hasn’t even been that great of late but the sheer confidence that his signing brought to the club has propelled the entire squad to a new level. Arsenal are no longer seen as a selling club. Arsenal is a place where players want to play again.

It’s plain and simple – Manchester United need to sign Ross Barkley. Even at £40-£50 million you are getting a bargain. Because, at 20 years of age, he’s going to be a talisman for an elite club for a decade. He’s one of the few players in the world, a la Rooney, who has the combination of sublime feet and battering ram power – he’s a balletic bulldozer of a player who could literally play anywhere on the park.

Quite why Moyes bought Fellaini for £27.5m is beyond us. But he can right that wrong and save his job by going back to his old club and paying proper money for a proper player. Surely, SURELY Moyes is the best placed manager to sign Barkley having worked with him for so long?

So stop moaning, get down to your old club and say ‘how much for the boy? No seriously, how much?

Putting Barkley in the Manchester United midfield right now would be the catalyst for their season – adding a driving force AND that bit of magic that the engine room has so patently lacked this season.

It doesn’t matter how much Manchester United have to pay. It’s worth it. Here is a world class talent who isn’t cup tied for the only competition that Manchester United are still competing for which is worth winning – The Champions League. But, more realistically, Barkley would give Manchester United an immeasurably better chance of getting the team into that crucial fourth Champions League spot come the end of the season.

In our opinion, it’s Barkley or bust for Moyes this season.

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  1. Cliff

    Jan 6, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    What you chaps need to understand is that DM never played RB. He would play Phil Neville ahead of him and that should tell you everything you need to know about the mans judgement. If DM was still at Everton RB would still be making bit appearances as a substitute,

    Every player has a price but I suspect Everton, who have no desire or pressure sell, will simply demand a price that even a club with the biggest debt mountain in the world will struggle to pay. Why leave a club that’s on the up, where you play every game for a club that is on the way down and in a bloody mess.

    • Aidan

      Jan 7, 2014 at 9:06 am

      You have got to be kidding me.

      Ross Barkley is taking the premier league by storm this season which must mean that David Moyes’ decisions were the correct ones for the players development? All martinez has done is come in and played the lad. We’ve also seen him bring adnan into the first team at united and look how he’s been for us ? He’s also brought out the best in rooney and welbeck something which ferguson could not do last season.

      Why would he come to united ? because they are still one of the biggest clubs in the world and in a years time maybe even longer there is no doubt they will be back with a vengeance and Everton will not.

      Get behind your team, stop crying because of a few bad performances and look forward to the future.

  2. Barry Joe

    Jan 6, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Now you are talking not the striker linked 2 which club? with Van persy? Inshort the fantanstic 4 you still want a striker? Pls cut me some slak and get the Evertonian Call Ross Flower jo.

    • fraz

      Jan 7, 2014 at 11:03 am


  3. anas

    Jan 7, 2014 at 9:56 am

    im utd supporter but as soon as transfer windor close moyes did change his attitude i will move to club to support. utd need more playrs and sell playrs lik smolling youg evra ferdinand carrik is getn low naw flecher need vry good pertinr rvp is too old as 9position chicharito need good playrs lik rooney or kagawa behein him adnan need vry good midfield lik cr7 have and roony need strong midfield central nd difensive ge dea need vry good no5 my final pavour u have give fabio more charce as gave to hopeless smolling at position of most weak playr at utd (evra) wit dis u can save ur for utd utd funs wil start throwin u in picth

  4. realist

    Jan 7, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    yeah just get your magic wand out moyes and make people leave against their clubs wishes….muppet, will be giving this site a wide berth in future, all sensible reds should do the same

  5. thomas tabri

    Jan 7, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Every player is available for sale provided the price tag or the buy out clause of that player is meet.So moyes should stop saying players are not available.Some of us are not able eat properly nor enjoy ourselves because UNITED these days.ABA!!! Moyes you go kill some of us ooooooo.

  6. thomas tabri

    Jan 7, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Moyes get this Brazilian called RIBEIRO for united because so far he is the only player who has declear his intention to play for united so why will you wait for some one else to snatch him up from us?

  7. Syed zulkifli

    Jan 7, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Get out of the Everton linkage. There are many players many times better than leighton baines or RB outside England. Get rid of smalling and some other clueless players like David moyes himself. We need world class players and world class manager. Is DM world class. Any good testimony worth examining about him being one.

  8. Cuzzy

    Jan 7, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    United need to sign Gundogan and Barkley!! Two players that would transform Uniteds dismal midfield and turn us into a great team again!! Even if the pair cost United 80 million plus combined, its worth it at their ages!!

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