Matic is 29. You will get one or two seasons from him. His game revolves around high intensity and that kind of player loses the ability to play at the highest level faster. You are right, Ox is a squad player and not worth 40m, but he is 23 and carries that English premium. If Ox flopps, no doubt that he can be resold for 20m.... If matic flopped at united it's 40m in the bin. I can't stand that we got ox and loaned out Origi though, it feels like we paid for a downgrade. It's possibly because Klopp wants to give Ings a chance and sees Ox as a long term replacement for Milner. In today's market a decent long term squad player and a first team player near retirement is probably similar. Barcelona got into a mess buying ageing peak players over and over...... Sadly United can probably afford it. Seem to have bottomless wallets.
Now then Rib, I haven't forgotten what you said about Matic a few weeks back
. You said he wasn't worth £40 million remember
doesn't matter if he only last one year if we win things again like last year then that's all that matters.
It's about improving the squad for the year ahead. Mourhino has done that once again.
Do you still think Matic is not worth £40 million based on what you've seen?? His stats are phenomenal. In fact he's 1st in every department in the premiership.
Does it matter f your right and he only last two years??. We as fans want success now.
Ox won't improve, he will continue to be just a squad player and nothing more. Does it really matter if you get 20 million if you decide to sell him?? You want to win something now not next year and Ox isn't the answer. Personally I'd rather of bought two mediocrity CB'S for 40 million than Ox as he doesn't improve your side whereas 2CB's would surly of helped. Currently your defence ( IMHO) is sh*te.
Yes it's fair to say United have bigger pockets than Liverpool so can right off easier than others, that's why it's imperative with what funds Liverpool have they use them wisely. Surely even you can see Ox is a bad buy And the club fu**ed up??