I fear the lure of United will prove too strong for Roddy

One thing you can guarantee about Manchester United is whatever they want they generally always get and as they proved with Wayne Rooney, they are happy to pay whatever is asked in order to get their man. They have already stripped our football club of its finest graduate to date, and it appears that United are preying over us again.

It is a rumour that has been circulating for months now and Roddy’s excellent progress this season have only increased the speculation. In my opinion, Jack is one of the finest young talents in English football at present and his ability to play in a plethora of roles is clearly appealing. He is a complete player who can play anywhere across the midfield and more specifically at centre half, which many believe will end up being his permanent position in the future. The likeness in his style is very similar to that of Rio Ferdinand; therefore it is easy to see why Fergie will be sniffing around, especially given the versatility he would bring to the team.

My great fear though is how we can keep hold of him, given our financial state. The sale of Lescott proved that every player has their price and as much as we need the likes of Rodwell to build a successful side and one that is able to challenge the top four, we are susceptible to big bids given our current ownership. Why we can only hope that Roddy will hold firm and stay put, the reality is that not many players turn down the opportunity to move to Old Trafford.

Written By Dan Ryan

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