Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is finally working his way into the transfer window. United looking to sell more players after Sanchez.
Manchester United are looking to move in an optimistic direction under the former player and current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He has made crucial changes in the squad, roping in new entrants in different areas in the squad.
Jose Mourinho may still be one of the best architects for redemption, his signings didn’t much click. Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic – the only bastions of hope for the Portuguese, ended up with one leaving and the other threatening to leave.
Whatever the story is, Ole’s at the wheel now. The midfield Jose complained about has now a player on board – Bruno Fernandes in the centre. The defense, which had Chris Smalling in the centre, now has Maguire leading the Red Devils. As a result, the former is ready to leave the club as Rome comes calling.
Chris Smalling – No More the next Ferdinand?
When Smalling started growing under Sir Alex Fergusson, fans expected him to fill in the boots of Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand. To an extent of comparing the Smalling-Jones pair was made to that of Ferdinand-Terry.
That was 2011. Nine years later, it sits as a pitch for stand-up comedy as Jones warms benches and Smalling tries to raise Rome from its ruins. The 30-year-old played eight years for Manchester United with 18 goals and 4 assists in 323 appearances.
Though he has been the only rock in a stumbling United defense post-Ferguson and Van Gaal’s departure, his sharpness has reduced with age. However, this season, his career saw a silver lining as he shone as centre back at Rome on loan. In his 30 appearances in the Serie A, he has 6 clean-sheets, wit
A goal concession rate of 1.26 goals per game. That figure puts him third among this season’s best defenders on that side. As a result, he has made up his mind to try and make a permanent move off the Theatre of Dreams.