It seems one of the longest twitter rumours in history could be coming to an end, as the on/off saga of Leighton Baines coming to United seems to have had a line drawn under it.
The England international has spoken of Moyes’ departure from Goodison and commented on how the club will survive, adding the importance the players have in moving the side in the right direction.
Speaking to the Everton website, Baines noted:
“It’s a massive loss to lose the manager,”
“It was a sad day after the last game at Goodison particularly because you’ve been working with him for so long, he’s always around, he’s such a hard worker and he doesn’t miss a beat.
“It will be so strange the day we walk through the door and he’s not there.
“But football clubs live on and we’ll live on, we’ll move on.
“We’ll always remember what he did for the Club and where he’s put us, but it’s up to the rest of us, the people who remain and the people who come in, to take it forward now and build on the foundations he’s worked hard to put in.”
Despite all the rumours linking the 28 year-old with a move to Old Trafford it seems highly dubious that a player would make such a statement if they were following the manager out of Goodison. Many Reds think Baines will be a welcome addition to the United squad, but I’d beg to differ. Patrice Evra has just enjoyed a magnificent season and with Fabio returning from QPR not to mention Alexander Buttner as an option – mainly for the weaker sides, unless his defending drastically improves things are looking on the up in the left back slot.
The Baines transfer seemed somewhat unnecessary considering the fact he’s hardly a youngster and this latest statement may just mean the defender has realised his future doesn’t lie at Old Trafford.
Do we still want Baines at United? Is the deal over or could it still happen? Answers below in a not so orderly fashion please:
Are we talking about the same Patrice Evra? The Evra who is constantly out of position and gives away needless, cheap & dangerous free-kicks near the penalty area? The same Evra who isn’t anywhere near Baines’ number of chances created – the highest in Europe’s big 5 leagues I may add.
Baines is over rated.
no problem……we’ll keep him
^^ I think we’re talking about the same Patrice Evra that’s scored more goals than any other defender in the league and skins left wingers with ease. He’s had a great season.
He’s not as good as Baines,hence the reason Baines made it into the team of the season.
Baines scored 5, Evra scored 4.
baines takes penalties and free kicks
I beg ur pardon… Which league do u watch? Learn to appreciate good work. Evra has really done so well this season my friend.
I don’t think we need Baines,but there’s no doubting he’s a far better players.
Baines would be 4th choice at United, aint good enough, aint fit to be mentioned in same sentence as evra.
Haha you poor deluded soul
my god you are stupid … 4th choise… guess you are one of the fools clamming England will win the NeXT World cup, European cup etc… as you don’t know a shit except from your own team/country’s player..
‘I’d beg to differ. Patrice Evra has just enjoyed a magnificent season and with Fabio returning from QPR not to mention Alexander Buttner as an option – mainly for the weaker sides, unless his defending drastically improves things are looking on the up in the left back slot.
The Baines transfer seemed somewhat unnecessary considering the fact he’s hardly a youngster and this latest statement may just mean the defender has realised his future doesn’t lie at Old Trafford.’…..YOU’VE SAID IT ALL MATE.
Evra has had a good season – but there’s no doubting Baines is the best left back in the Premiership – solid defender, great passer and crosser, works really hard, played every game this season, free kicks, penalties 100%, etc.
Do we need him no – would I want him yes! He’s better than Cole.
we dont need baines. a a matter of fact you cant compare baines to evra. yes baines had a great season he is in his mid 20s and a guy clocking 30 (evra) is still giving him a run for his money and position… we have 2 young potentially great left backs in butner and fabio. baines can stay in everton. he doesnt even start for england.
neither does Evra
Baines is the one of the best left back in the world, so we perfectly need him