Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain move shows Manchester United’s lack of ambition – Man United News And Transfer News

Seldom within the historical past of Manchester United has there been a extra underwhelming switch hearsay as yesterday’s story linking the membership with a transfer for Liverpool again up participant, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The 28-year-old is among the most versatile gamers within the Premier League, having performed in each single place besides left again and centre again.

Nevertheless, within the eyes of many, that makes him a jack of all trades and grasp of none and so Talksport’s report claiming United are occupied with a £10 million deal for the participant was one thing of a shock to United followers when it broke.

“If Liverpool are keen to simply accept a knockdown charge of £10million, the Purple Devils could be critically occupied with bringing Oxlade-Chamberlain throughout the north west,” the report claimed.

No disrespect to the Ox, however absolutely we should hope that this report is unfaithful.

United followers are absolutely conscious that their membership has fallen far behind Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis in recent times, regardless of ending second within the league in 2020/21.

However we’ve got all the time believed that the intention is to attempt to bridge that hole and return United to the superpower standing it as soon as loved.

This story tells us the alternative: that Manchester United has accepted its personal mediocrity and believes {that a} Liverpool reserve represents an improve on present choices.

It will possibly’t even be argued that the Purple Devils are merely taking a look at Oxlade-Chamberlain as a squad participant. He has that standing at Liverpool. He needs to depart for extra sport time. Why would he swap the bench at a profitable membership for the bench at a struggling one?

Followers have watched as United have (seemingly) chosen to not compete not too long ago for the likes of Aurelien Tchouameni, Dusan Vlahovic, Luis Diaz, Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland – all high drawer gamers who would absolutely have improved the United squad.

In fact, high gamers would possibly want to play for a crew that’s within the Champions League, however when push involves shove, that ought to not cease a membership with the stature of Manchester United from getting their man.

There has additionally been the argument that a few of these transfers weren’t pursued as a result of the membership wished to attend for the brand new supervisor to be appointed, in order that he may select his squad.

However there’s a rising sense that these could also be excuses for a scarcity of ambition at Outdated Trafford and a rising acceptance of the membership’s Europa League pedigree.

If that basically is the case, then nothing will ever change till the membership comes below new possession – one thing many followers have been arguing for years.