A couple of years ago there was chaos as Manchester United signed RvP from Arsenal. Such was the shock of the transfer that, a couple of weeks prior to completion, we said that we would eat our keyboards if the deal went ahead – and only last week I passed a ‘Z’ and a ‘Ctrl’.
Such is the modern football landscape that anything is possible. There is even talk of RvP wanting a return to Arsenal.
But what of Bacary Sagna? He seems intent on holding out for better money/longer contract beyond this summer. He’s 30 years of age now but playing arguably his best football. He’s as solid as ever in defence and his crossing may even have improved.
So would Manchester United fancy him if he did depart? Stranger things have happened. There has been talk of Rafael da Silva following his brother out of Manchester United this summer. He has given some dodgy performances but surely he is way too good to sell at the age of 23.
He’s a swashbuckling, dynamic and mobile winner. He may need to iron out a few foibles but he’s is most definitely worth persevering with as he’s a true Manchester United player in our book.
What is for sure is that Manchester United need another player for that area. Chris Smalling has filled in there but he’s not the greatest right back. If Manchester United do keep Rafa then perhaps someone like Sagna could be the perfect addition.
A player of his quality and experience could take the pressure off the younger Brazilian and give him the chance to develop a bit more. We see Rafa as the long term solution but Manchester United need cover there. If they went for someone like Everton’s Seamus Coleman he would expect to play every week so it could be curtains for the brilliant Rafa.
Perhaps, in this crazy football world, we might even see Sagna used as part of a summer swap deal which will see RvP return south? We won’t rule anything out since ‘keyboard gate‘.
Let’s see Sagna in action.
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