Alarmed is not the word here in the Football Transfer Tavern after our landlord fills us in on the latest claim coming from Manchester Evening News.
The publication report that Manchester United manager David Moyes is under the impression he already has ready-made replacements for departing skipper Nemanja Vidic – and they are already at the club.
At this point, the alarm turns into confusion, as we ask our landlord exactly who Moyes could possibly mean.
One of our regulars notes that unless the manager has been hiding players away at Carrington, we are unaware of anyone who could step up to the plate and replace the Serbian international.
At this point, our landlord tells us that Moyes has claimed: “We’ve actually got Jonny Evans, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling. Three really good centre halves.
“We’ve got two England internationals, a Northern Ireland international. They’ll be the future of the club, the ones we look to, within the building.”
The fact that the manager seems to think that being a Northern Ireland international is an adequate qualification for a starting place in the line up at Old Trafford alarms us enough.
But then again, as our regular Red Devils point out, this is David Moyes who seems to be aiming for the Europa League next season – something Jonny Evans et al are quite suited to.
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