Originally Posted by I Curry I
It's all very well saying SAF is making brilliant substitutions, but you then have to question why he isn't starting these players if they're so effective. I guess it doesn't matter too much as long as they keep winning. Points on the board and all that.
Also, Tom Cleverley has never seemed amazing to me, but people seem to keep talking about him as a great prospect, why?
He's 23 and has only played 25 games for United. 7 More than 21-year-old Oscar at Chelsea, 44 less than 20-year-old Wilshere for Arsenal and 3 less than 21-year-old Oriol Romeu (who to be honest, is fairly useless). And it seems that for most of these games, all Cleverley seems to accomplish is beating his own world record of 5-yard sideways passes to Scholes.
Bit harsh on tom and i'm not even his biggest fan and plus you named an out and out DM in romeu such a fucking random mention, not sure what the ammount of games has to do with it he has been loaned out quite a bit 2-3 times in the past 3-4 seasons plus his 5 month injury? last season and overall foot/ankle problem like wilshere, just random comparisons alround really and he is a decent prospect i doubt woy and fergie are that silly even though fergie hasn't played him much since the gunners game i think. Still not sure what his best position is or what formation suits him best.
We'll get smashed by city and hopefully that will be the kick up the arse for the team and even fergie selection wise, with that said i thought losing to spurs would do that and then norwich seems not.
Again not one of tom's yes men on here but i'd have him starting for utd and give him a proper run and see what he's made of, instead of this one in and one out rotation business.
And yes if fergie had the chance to buy two cm's or stick with tom and whoever i'd pick the first option all in all tom may end up been just a squad player like danny.