Manchester United’s mixed start to the season has led to some criticism. Jose Mourinho is taking most of the flak.
In fact, the manager is probably taking more stick than he deserves. I put some of it on the players, while Edward Woodward also deserves to take blame for the poor transfer window United had.
Only three signings were made; one of whom has started for the first-team, midfielder, Fred.
The Brazilian has shown glimpses of his capabilities, but it’ll take him time to settle into things and be fully adjusted to life in the Premier League. That hasn’t stopped Liverpool fan-turned-radio pundit, Micky Quinn, claiming that Jordan Henderson is better than him. Oh, he also thinks the Englishman is superior to Ander Herrera, too…
“Yeah, I definitely think he’d get in the United (team),” Quinn is quoted as saying by talkSPORT.
“They’ve been struggling. (In place of) Fred. I mean what’s he done? He got bombed at the weekend (against Burnley), he hasn’t settled in.
“I think he’s better than Herrera. (Nemanja) Matic? No I think Matic is probably (better), he’s proved he’s a better player, he’s won Premier Leagues.”
Honestly, I tend to take anything Quinn says with a pinch of salt. There are a lot of good pundits with Liverpool connections; Jamie Carragher for example. To say Quinn is biased would be an understatement. Whenever he can take a jibe at United, he’ll take it. Trust me, I learned that the hard way by listening to the Weekend Sports Breakfast for far too long…
Henderson’s a decent player, sure. Herrera is too. What I find weird is his criticism of Fred who has played THREE games for United. Three. He’s looked decent for the most part. No doubt his best is yet to come, but this is an absurd claim from Quinn. I’m not sure why I expected anything less.