As a fan of the Reds, the Sky Sports pundit is happy that their fierce rivals have failed to sell the 24-year-old to Los Merengues. He believes that the Spain international won’t be in the right frame of mind to perform as he has done over the past two seasons for the club.
I’m happy DDG is staying his head won’t be right, he’ll go for free next summer & Man Utd haven’t got 20 mil to panic with today.
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) September 1, 2015
When mentioning the Red Devils’ panic buying, he might have been former defender may have been referring to their £36 million signing of Anthony Martial from AS Monaco. That fee could rise to £58 million [Daily Express], which is a huge price to pay for a player who has made just 52 senior league appearances in his career.
In all competitions last season, the 19-year-old hit the back of the net ten times in 44 matches, a total that he will have to vastly improve this time round to live up to his price tag. It is unknown whether the France Under 21s international will even be playing centrally while attempting this, with Old Trafford captain Wayne Rooney currently featuring up front.