Manchester United: Goldbridge gives Reus transfer claim
TalkSport man and presenter of the United Stand Mark Goldbridge claims he’d be ‘very happy’ if Manchester United didn’t sign Marco Reus on loan.
The Lowdown: New Reus deal
According to 90Min.com, Reus and Borussia Dortmund are undergoing contract talks, but the player’s agent is still looking at potential options from other suitors, which includes the Premier League side.
It’s been a quiet January for Erik ten Hag and Man United, with only a few days remaining of the window there could be little action made if their current activity is anything to go by.
The Red Devils sit fourth in the league and are three points clear of Tottenham Hotspur in fifth with a game in hand.
The Latest: No desire for Reus
Goldbridge said that he doesn’t want Man United to bring in Reus when speaking on the United Stand. This is because he believes that he’s too injury prone.
He stated (14:34), “I’d be very happy with this, [not signing Reus], some people feel he’s the most logical loan deal for Man United do in the next few days.
“I don’t really want Marco Reus to sign for Man United in the summer. He had three, three and a half ankle injuries in the last three and a half months and he’s 33.
“For me it’s a no deal, even though he’s good. That’s not a deal I would look at if I was Manchester United, but maybe he will sign a new contract at Manchester United.”
The Verdict: Very injury prone
In our view, Reus is a fantastic player but he’s simply not someone that would stick with the Red Devils on a long-term basis due to his age.
When accessing the options at Ten Hag’s disposal, he has Bruno Fernandes and Christian Eriksen in the attacking midfield role, which is where the German usually operates.
It wouldn’t make a lot of sense to bring in a 33-year-old who could potentially take minutes away from two players who are both younger than him and have possibly more of a future at Old Trafford.
We don’t doubt that Reus still has bags of ability, as Atletico Madrid’s Koke has raved about him in the past, labelling him as a player he would ‘love’ to have in his team and described him as a ‘dangerous’ player when speaking to SPORT BILD (via Bundesliga.com).
The main issue that we believe Reus has is his tragically consistent injury history, as it’s simply too much of a gamble for Manchester United and he will only get older as time goes by.