Originally Posted by BigJim
The question now is not so much whether the likes of The Scottish Player are good enough to hang around as a squad filler, but which academy prospect isn't getting a shot because of it. The drop off from Casemiro to McT is just too large; maybe someone else could do better.
I'm inclined to ask, could someone do it worse? But I have not seen enough from Iqbal or Mejbri or any of the other prospects to convince me they have what it takes to be a Utd player. Maybe Mainoo does, but it would be a huge risk putting him in multiple big games at this stage.
It is too quick and east to say we would be better off using the youth team, but it is not true, look at someone like Garner, he has joined Everton and played in less than half the league games he was available for before his injury. If Garner, at this stage of his career, cannot make a spot at Everton his own, what are the chances someone like Iqbal is ready for The Scottish Player's spot in the squad?