Date: 19th November 2013 at 4:20am
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Moussa Dembele vs Manchester United

When Manchester United sold Dimitar Berbatov to Fulham in 2012, fans wondered why midfielder Moussa Dembele wasn’t included in the deal.

A player who was exactly what United needed, journalists also pondered why Sir Alex hesitated in making a move for the Belgian, especially as he had had front row seats to one of Dembele’s energetic performances.

The Belgian had dominated United’s midfield only days before joining Tottenham, and would do so again (at least for 45 minutes) when he rolled up to Old Trafford with new side Spurs, as the north London side recorded a memorable win against the would be champions.

A somewhat unsung hero as Gareth Bale stole the headlines for Spurs, Dembele’s robust displays were key to a season that saw Tottenham achieve their highest points total in a Premier League season.

But things change, with success (and the sale of prized asset Bale) came more money to spend on new faces and this summer Spurs added Etienne Capoue and Paulinho to their ranks as well as Sandro return from a knee injury.

Dembele has been forced to take a seat on the sidelines in a disjointed season; despite making 19 appearances, Dembele has struggled to hold down a regular place in Andre Villas-Boas’ side and with the World Cup coming up this summer, Dembele feels that he may need to move on to secure his place in Marc Wilmots’ side.

With Spurs struggling for goals, Dembele confirmed that AVB is putting an emphasis on defensive stability, something that is leaving him alienated:

“The coach has explained that he makes a tactical choice, he wants more defensive players in midfield.

“I can’t be satisfied with it, of course, I just want to play as many games.”

With Dembele unhappy with his current situation and United in the market for a player that fits this mould, why would Moyes not at least attempt to sign Dembele?

Having missed the boat last summer, Manchester United may get a second chance to snap up Dembele. Hopefully it’s a chance they take.


19 responses to “A Season Late, United May Finally Get The Midfielder They Need”

  1. gary fox says:

    He has msde 19 appearances this season which is more than anyone else except Walker and Lloris I think but has “failed to secure a regular place”. According to the scummy rumours Spurs are going to sell him Lamela Sandro holtby and Defoe…..dream on!

    • SP says:

      Yeah, he said he prefers to be playing – well, that is highly unusual it is not like that is a sentiment expressed by every player on the planet (apart from David Bentley, of course). Shock, horror…that MUST mean he is desperate to leave Spurs. Let’s whip a media frenzy up about it…quick, look, the AVB baiting is simmering down, give the ashes another stir.

  2. Uche chukwuma says:

    Moyes cant go 4 dembele coz he’s nt 4rm everton. He only want felani,baines,phil nevile,barkley,steve round etc. Foolish man

    • wolex says:

      He is am extremely foolish and stubborn goat I wish they didn’t hire him

      • GVMUFC says:

        There are only two fools around here and that is wolex and Uche chukwuma. Clueless “fans” who think it is a game of football manager and you can just go out and buy players in an instant. Moyes had to come in and assess the squad to make a decision on what he thinks is going to take United forward. Given the money both Chelsea and City spent and the fact that City are below us in the league and Chelsea are only one point ahead you might want to show a bit more respect. It’s a long-term plan, not a quick fix. If you aren’t willing to show support and have patience then the club doesn’t need your support.

    • nedmufc says:

      Stop talking shit

  3. Foolsrushin says:

    I’m lost for words at the stupidity of what I have just read. Uninformed and utterly pointless and that’s being generous! Meh!

    • Kingsley says:

      Moyes should be given a lot of time to complete the good job he is planning to do,so fools should stop all the useless talks,punks

  4. Kingsley says:

    Moyes should be given a lot of time to complete the good job he is planning to do,so fools should stop all the useless talks,punks

  5. Iykon Godfirs says:

    To buy players isn’t my problem… We shouldn’t buy people like felaini.. He is a huge mistake…. We need versatile and aggresive players.

  6. emmaMAN.U says:

    pls u guys should leave moyes alone, he signed 4 6yrs contract nd nt up 2 5 months, foolish united fans want him crucified, if U guys dnt lik de way he runs de club, u cn go on nd support neither arsenal, man city, liverpool or chelsea.

  7. yids says:

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL keep dreaming red she-devils

  8. Buki says:

    I beliv in moyes

  9. John Smith says:

    The whole Man Utd buy other teams’ best players to keep them from competing routine is getting old and boring.

  10. justmanu says:

    So many fans that don’t follow the club. Support moyes its a marathon and like fergie said watch us get on a roll. We beat the best team in the league so start believing. Like it says BELIEVE . at old t . But most of u fools prob never been to see em .