Last week, the Premier League’s transfer rumour columns were awash with reports of Manchester United being offered Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez in a £50million transfer deal.
No doubt, the Colombian international is a fantastic talent, proving as much at the 2014 World Cup, but spending big since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement hasn’t got the Old Trafford outfit very far – in fact, it’s seen them regress.
Likewise, the more United target Galactico-style signings, the less chances they’ll be able to afford young players looking to break into the first team, such as Andreas Pereira who has enjoyed a decent loan spell with Granada this term, despite them plummeting out of La Liga.
With that in mind, we asked Manchester United supporters last week who’d they prefer to be Jose Mourinho’s main No.10 next season, considering the Portuguese doesn’t always use the role when making his team selections.
And according to our poll, more than two thirds would prefer to see the young Brazilian be given a chance at his parent club next term, rather than United splashing out £50million on Rodriguez this summer.
Is Mourinho ready to allow the young midfielder that opportunity, however? We’ll have to wait and see.