New Manchester United manager David Moyes finally pulled off a notable signing and it was arguably £4 million (TT$40) too much and a month too late.
Moyes always made his interest in his former Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini clear. And he could have him for the start of pre-season training since the Belgium international had a release clause of £23.5 million (TT$230 million) that expired on 31 July 2013.
Instead, Moyes let the clause expire and ended up paying the “Toffees” £27.5 million (TT$270 million) for Fellaini on transfer deadline day.
Was it panic induced by incompetence? Or was there some other reason why Moyes allowed Manchester United to eventually pay £4 million more than the player’s value?
Perhaps the “Red Devils” should take their latest transaction to the ombudsman.
If Moyes’ stint in Manchester does not work out, he is surely qualified for a job at Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Sport; or a vice-presidential post in FIFA.