Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Moyes rolls the dice
My new article over on backpagefootball.com.
'An attacking midfielder of prodigious talents and startling consistency, Mata’s move north amounts to a renewed focus by the Manchester club to squeeze as much from the residue of this season as is possible. He is exactly the type of superior operator coveted by fans as yet unconvinced by the new manager and already sceptical of the Glazers’ willingness to expend serious capital on the best players available. By way of comparison, the marquee purchase of Mesut Özil, for instance, has proved crucial for Arsenal this year, their impressive passage to the summit of the league pyramid aided not just by the continued presence of an experienced man in the dugout but also by the perceptible lift stemming from the gliding German’s superstar status.'
Check it out here.