Complete transfer period
Although they did not play well entering the new season, it cannot be denied that Manchester United went through a truly complete transfer period last summer. Despite facing many difficulties, in the end, coach Erik Ten Hag still concretized the entire important team upgrade plan, with the presence of a series of quality rookies at Old Trafford.
In turn, expensive blockbusters such as Mason Mount, Rasmus Hojlund, and loan contracts named Sofyan Amrabat or Sergio Reguilon have all arrived at Old Trafford, helping Man Utd solve serious problems in the squad and Significantly increase force depth. In the opposite direction, the Red Devils also did quite well in purifying their force, with “redundant people” like Alex Telles, Dean Henderson or Fred being kicked out of the club.
Being able to improve the quality of the squad with top rookies and consolidate the budget from selling players, it is clear that Man Utd has had a successful transfer period in theory. But at the same time, there is also a “ripple” in the Red Devils’ Summer market, and it is better for them to quickly resolve this mistake right in the Winter market.
Man Utd’s “ripples”.
While a series of young players such as Zidane Iqbal, Ethan Laird or Teden Mengi were sold, a number of “morning stars” considered by the Red Devils to be the future of the club such as Alvaro Fernandez or Charlie McNeill left Old Trafford through signings. loan agreement to continue the development process. However, it seems that the Old Trafford team has forgotten the case of Shola Shoretire, who was given the opportunity to debut for the first team by coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Shoretire only returned to Old Trafford last summer from a loan contract at Bolton, where he made a total of 16 appearances and left a more or less positive impression. But after the summer market ended, Shoretire still did not have a new destination and had to continue playing football for Man Utd’s youth team. Up to now, the winter transfer period is gradually coming to an end, and there is still no sign that the English striker will leave Old Trafford.
In turn, bright young talents such as Dan Gore, Hannibal Mejbri or Facundo Pellistri have all been given the opportunity to leave on loan to gain playing experience, but Man Utd has not yet found a place for Shoretire. new even though he is completely not in Ten Hag’s plans at this time. It can be said that this is an extremely confusing move, because his level is far beyond the youth football environment.
According to data from Transfermarkt, this season, Shoretire scored 9 goals and contributed 4 more assists after 12 appearances for Man Utd’s youth team in all competitions. However, it will probably be difficult for Shoretire to try the Championship or more suitable tournaments to develop himself, as the January TTCN is gradually coming to an end.
Huynh Phong | 22:28 January 31, 2024