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Food For Thought: 3 Reasons Why Manchester United Should Avoid Signing This Premier League Star

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If French media houses are to be believed, Manchester United are not happy even after signing Paul Pogba for a world record fee. It seems we are now after Dimitri Payet, and apparently, the player is interested to listen to our offers as well. The French attacking midfielder was one of the best players in the Premier League last season, scoring nine goals and registering 12 assists in 30 games. This form brought him the attention of some of Europe’s elite – with the Red Devils now joining that queue. France Football claims Mourinho wants to add the 29-year-old to his squad to provide even more flair alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, although this will require a fee in the region of £50 million.

Payet was exceptional for Framce in the Euros, and that proves his form wasn’t just a fluke. However, I am certain we do not need him at the moment, and here’s why:

1. We have Mkhitaryan and Memphis-

Right now, Manchester United have Juan Mata, Adnan Januzaj, Memphis Depay, Anthony Martial, Ashley Young and new signing Heinrikh Mkhitaryan, all capable of playing down the wing. Under such circumstances, it is obvious that signing someone like Payet is a rather foolish option, since we won’t have enough games to play, unless Mourinho seriously trims down his options.

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2. He is expensive-

Despite his performances and flair, Payet won’t come as an assured starter and 50 million pounds for someone who is going to be a luxury player, in all probability seems to be an absurd sum to pay. Apparently, the club is going to break the bank for Pogba and we are even monitoring the Brazilian right back Fabinho as Darmian’s replacement, so there is no point for going overboard for the West Ham United starlet right now.

3. There is no point in playing him-

There is absolutely no point in signing Payet, because that would mean either Martial or Memphis will fail to feature regularly. Both these youngsters have a lot to offer to the club, and are years away from hitting their prime yet. As such, it is pointless to pay a bucket for someone who has made it so late and is unlikely to be able to serve us for long.

Written by Abhranil Roy

A thinker,thus a cynic.

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