Dr. Gonzo 7,709 Posted July 27, 2021 Share Posted July 27, 2021 Yeah that's a serious signing that addresses one of the areas on the pitch they needed addressing. AWB Slabhead Varane Shaw is a pretty solid back 4 on paper - maybe AWB's the weak link there but he's still young and they spent a lot on him for his potential, and I think with Shaw there's a decent example of why it might be good to stick with a player you've spent a lot of money on for the potential. After a few seasons of steady improvement for Solskjaer... I think this season is where there's the most pressure for him to deliver results immediately. They've had a big summer and made two very good signings in Sancho and Varane - I'm not saying they should be nailed on title winners, because City's squad still makes them favourites in almost every regard imo, but they should be looking to have a more serious title challenge and at least a long run in the CL. Dunno if they've got the depth in the squad to do both of those and go on at least one good domestic cup run, but the CL and the league are the more serious things they should be going for on day one of the season. Obviously if they suffer some sort of horrible injury crisis, expectation should be scaled back (although that didn't really happen with us other than amongst Liverpool fans) - but they should be looking to actually challenge City domestically and to go further in the CL than they've been able to now. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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