- Aug 26, 2014
I actually don't think so. When Utd eventually bought him it was for a fee that would have been considered bug for everyone except for them. They had spent twice as much on a player a few times previously and he wasn't even their most expensive signing of the summer. However, for us, not only would he have been our record signing, but his fee was more than we spent in the entire summer that year. He initially did not live up to expectations to the point he was a punchline for his first two seasons. Under the different circumstances of us being a team that was playing catch up and that spent less money, he could not have got away with those two years that he was allowed to have at Utd. I think he'd have ended up that generation's Memphis Depay had he signed for us.Was reading about the Ronaldo saga a while back, apparently he was requesting huge wages for someone of his age so we decided against it. Would have been a drop in the ocean to what he could have brought to the team!