4. "McT is supposed to be a bridge to this Garner kid in the youth team" In response to Reply # 3
One thing I don’t quite agree with on how we operate is if we have a touted youth prospect we’ll forgo a readymade signing to give them a shot.
Whereas other clubs would just sign the player and if the youth prospect is good enough he’ll persevere. It worked with Greenwood but ultimately he’ll be up against Martial for gametime. Didn’t work with Gomes or Chong. If Garner is as good as they say, and they hype him like Greenwood, then McT might get passed at the beginning of the 2021/22 season.
But next year they’re trying to get Tuanzebe in line as our partner for Maguire. And god the 3 or 4 games he’s actually played have been everything you want from a defender. Fast as hell, smart, strong and good with his feet. But he’s just ALWAYS hurt
VDB would be more competition/rotation for Pogba. He’s a different sort of player but with how OGS has been using Pogba since the restart I think he would fit that role better and maybe eliminate the need for a Matic type altogether as you could push Pogba forward and they can rotate both roles during the course of a match Grealish would be more comp/rotation for Rashford and Bruno as he can play both roles,