Why couldn’t Cleverly’s move have been PERMANENT and Welbeck’s move a loan instead?

He [Danny Welbeck] has been there since he was eight, his heart was in Manchester. I am sure he is obviously sad to leave Manchester United. Arsenal have a very good, young, talented English player but to see him leave Manchester United, as a Manchester United fan, is obviously sad.

— David Beckham
Posted on September 02, 2014   ( 3)  

+ Manchester United   

Interesting how things have changed at Manchester United now. A good young kid coming through - part of the academy system - and they’ve decided now that might not be the way to go so they’ve moved him on. Obviously there is more and more money now in the game, looking further and further afield for players but probably they have lost the way of Manchester United a little bit in the fact that now rather than produce it may be the case where they’re buying in

— Mike Phelan
Posted on September 02, 2014   ( 1)  

+ Manchester United   

I don’t know if United fans are more happy about Falcao coming or more upset about Welbeck leaving.

Posted on September 02, 2014   ( 6)  

+ Manchester United   

Mike Phelan has said that in selling Welbeck and buying a bunch of players, we’ve lost our way a bit. I have to agree a bit with him and its quite worrying as we’ve always developed young players. Its like we’re acting like City now where we’re just buying talent now, when we already had some great strikers and wingers who were developing. Welbeck was someone who came up and rapidly improving and I agree with all those others who said it might be a huge mistake in selling him. I hope we don’t lose our philosophy.

Posted on September 02, 2014   ( 2)  

+ Manchester United   

The players I wanted to stay left and the players I wanted to leave stayed. But atleast we got Falcao and Blind in 24 hours.

Some people are saying that Welbeck might do a Sturridge and end up shining at Arsenal. That would make his leave so much worse.

Its official. Welbeck has joined Arsenal and my heart is broken

Posted on September 01, 2014   ( 1149)   via  

+ the hunger games   

We star-crossed lovers from District 12, who suffered so much and enjoyed so little the rewards of our victory, do not seek the fans’ favor, grace them with our smiles, or catch their kisses. We are unforgiving. And I love it. Getting to be myself at last.

Posted on September 01, 2014   ( 1946)   via  › doctorwhos  

+ catching fire