Patrick Roberts

abellwillring

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Excellent and exciting young player, if we can get him for £5-7m I say go for it. Sometimes it pans out, sometimes it doesn't (that kid United signed from Crewe comes to mind), but at a modest fee like that it's worth the risk.

Would still like it if we made a run at Will Hughes as well.
 

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abellwillring said:
Excellent and exciting young player, if we can get him for £5-7m I say go for it. Sometimes it pans out, sometimes it doesn't (that kid United signed from Crewe comes to mind), but at a modest fee like that it's worth the risk.

Would still like it if we made a run at Will Hughes as well.

I think Will Hughes is vastly overrated tbh, he doesn't look any better now than 4 years after his debut (aged 16). Much rather we went after Ward-Prowse, he looks a real talent whereas I think Hughes would just be another letdown like Rodwell or AJ.
 

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callumcity said:
abellwillring said:
Excellent and exciting young player, if we can get him for £5-7m I say go for it. Sometimes it pans out, sometimes it doesn't (that kid United signed from Crewe comes to mind), but at a modest fee like that it's worth the risk.

Would still like it if we made a run at Will Hughes as well.

I think Will Hughes is vastly overrated tbh, he doesn't look any better now than 4 years after his debut (aged 16). Much rather we went after Ward-Prowse, he looks a real talent whereas I think Hughes would just be another letdown like Rodwell or AJ.

I like Will Hughes but he needs to step up to the Premier League now to go up to that next level.

Ward-Prowse is very promising but way off being Champions League quality just yet, he isn't a regular at Southampton and I don't think he knows if he is a number ten or a deep-lying playmaker and I don't think Koeman knows yet either, I would give him another season or two at Southampton to develop.
 

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He came on as sub for Fulham against us at home last year and immediately sent Zabba for the pies.

I think he only did it once though!
 

.A.

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callumcity said:
abellwillring said:
Excellent and exciting young player, if we can get him for £5-7m I say go for it. Sometimes it pans out, sometimes it doesn't (that kid United signed from Crewe comes to mind), but at a modest fee like that it's worth the risk.

Would still like it if we made a run at Will Hughes as well.

I think Will Hughes is vastly overrated tbh, he doesn't look any better now than 4 years after his debut (aged 16). Much rather we went after Ward-Prowse, he looks a real talent whereas I think Hughes would just be another letdown like Rodwell or AJ.

Hughes is only just 20 and has just won player of the season at Derby. He doesn't score 15-20 goals a season, so he's naturally not made many headlines, but he's a classy performer, keeping the play ticking over in the manner Carrick does.

He will perform better at a higher level with more talented players around him. The Championship is a tough league, and to play the game he does in there is superb.
 

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