I don’t know if I’ll ever trust Paul Lambert again.
We all know he’s secretive to say the least about his transfer plans and activities, but this has taken the biscuit. Most of us have given up trying to second guess his next move in the market, but for him to have started lying to us, it’s a slippery slope you know, Oh Great One.
The signing of De Laet was finalised last week after rumours appeared then appeared to disappear that he was on his way. But he’s here. On loan. Loan. That same thing Lambert said he wouldn’t be looking at until he’s bought all he wanted or officially failed to coax here.
Roeder would never have done such a thing. He definitely wouldn’t have had the gall to sign someone who has a reputation of being a handy, versatile player after being on loan elsewhere. And he definitely wouldn’t have signed someone who- I reckon- could be playing for a future somewhere away from Old Trafford.
Take me back to the good old days of Omar Koroma joining and leaving within minutes but his parent club still allowing us, ever so kindly, to continue to pay his wages (and repeat for Troy Archibald-Henville) if you would.
You’re on thin ice, Paul. Any more of these loan signings- and lest we forget you’ve got history in this market- and you might just keep us up.
Do you really want to keep pulling away from managers of old and cement yourself in the history of this place?
I’d keep it up if so.