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“Dumbest ever…” – Manchester United confirm bizarre transfer decision and fans are furious



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Manchester United have confirmed that academy prospect Maxi Oyedele will spend the second half of the 2023/24 campaign on loan at Forest Green Rovers.

On the surface, it doesn’t seem like the strangest move. They are at the bottom of League Two, however, which could provide challenges for the midfielder.

But, the main reason why this decision has caused a negative reaction amongst the United fanbase is because of Troy Deeney’s recent antics as manager at The New Lawn Stadium.

Former Watford striker Deeney took over at the League Two club in December after initially joining the club as a player-coach at the start of the season.

Following a recent defeat against Harrogate Town, Deeney stated that defender Fankaty Dabo was “awful” in a scathing post-match interview.

“At the moment there are too many babies and that is not just young players, there are too many babies from top to bottom,” he added.

The 35-year-old was blasted for his comments within the media and eventually apologised to the player for his comments, but it begs the question of why Erik ten Hag’s side are sending one of their brightest prospects to work under him.

United’s most successful loans in recent years have been influenced by the managers at the club. Amad Diallo built a great relationship with Tony Mowbray at Sunderland, as did James Garner with Steve Cooper at Nottingham Forest.

Supporters have been questioning the decision-making of this loan deal on social media after it was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon.

One fan said: “One of the last managers I would want our young players to work under for their own personal development & acclimatisation to senior football is Troy Deeney.”

Another posted: “In about a month Troy will say that he wouldn’t start for his sons team, can barely kick a football and he shouldn’t quit his day job. This is the dumbest loan decision I think we’ve ever made”

A third added: We are ruining another top talent with poor loan”