Over the summer, Manchester United were (rightly) criticised for not making signings in abundance. However, you do have to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the quality of players he has added to the squad.
All three of the new Red Devils have made an excellent start to life at Old Trafford – though if you looked solely at the results, I guess you would have a different view…
Anyway, in the wake of United struggles, one of the new stars, £80million man Harry Maguire, has sent a defiant message to the doubters:
“I think it’s the long term, that’s what the main thing is. In five or six years’ time, judge me then – whether I have been a success at this club or not.’ Maguire told the club’s official magazine Inside United, per ManUtd.com.
“And I do believe and am really confident that, in five or six years’ time, I’ll be a success and I am sure we’ll have many, many good times here.”
Rome wasn’t built in a day. You can see what Solskjaer is trying to build and he has shown astuteness in the transfer market. Maguire is the heart of a good back four that has conceded the joint-second fewest goals in the Premier League this term.
Maguire’s message is clear. At the end of the day, he wouldn’t have moved to Old Trafford if he didn’t fully buy into the club as a whole.
There is progress being made although it may not feel like it right now. As the old saying goes, if you can’t support us when we lose then don’t support us when we win, either. Stick with United, they will be back – although it could be a long ride…