Watford goalkeeper, Daniel Bachmann, is happy that a potential move to Man United didn’t happen.
Over the summer, Manchester United allowed Dean Henderson to leave on loan, with the Englishman heading to Nottingham Forest and badmouthing the Red Devils on the way out.
That then left a glaring hole within the squad. United became desperate to bring in a back-up goalkeeper who could challenge David de Gea. Eventually, the club settled on Martin Dubravka – though many other names were linked.
Amongst them was Watford’s Daniel Bachmann. The Austrian had dipped in and out of their starting line-up over the last couple of years, though he absolutely fits Erik ten Hag’s style of play down to the ground.
Eventually, that move came up short. Now, the 28-year-old has explained why he’s ‘glad’ this move turned out the way it did, with a United transfer not materialising.
Check out what Daniel Bachmann had to say about a proposed Man United move here:
“That means I would not have gone to Manchester United just to sit on the bench. I would have come to training every day and tried to convince the coach to let me play. That’s very clear.” Bachmann told LAOLA1, transcribed by TEAMTalk.
“Still, I’m glad it turned out the way it did for me. I just want to play football; that’s what I live for. I feel very comfortable and that is reflected on the pitch.”
Honestly, it’s probably a good thing that this deal didn’t happen. Bachmann seemingly didn’t want to fight for that number one jersey, while he apparently lacked the fight, desire and belief in his own ability to usurp De Gea.
There’s no doubting Bachmann is a talented man. The Austrian being younger in age would’ve served United better in the long run, whereas Dubravka is already 33.
I guess it largely comes down to what happens with Henderson. Can United forgive him for firing shots at the club upon his loan departure? At this stage, who knows?
Either way, we’re all keen to see how Dubravka gets on. Hopefully, he’ll be given his debut in the Europa League on Thursday.
Do you think Man United made the right decision to go after Martin Dubravka instead? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.