Darron Gibson & Fan Reaction at Everton Move from Man Utd
Manchester United footballer Darron Gibson today completed a move to Everton in a four-and-a-half year deal. Everton signed their second player during this January transfer window for an undisclosed fee, thought to be around £2 million and we’d like to hear your thoughts on Gibson’s move which is bound to thrown up some mixed opinions.
Midfielder Gibson developed through the Man Utd youth team and also plays for the Republic of Ireland team where he has earned 17 caps. In his 60 appearances playing for United he has scored 10 goals and may feel he stands more chance of being regularly picked for the team at Everton after only one Premiership appearance this season for United. Gibson, 24, said, “I am looking foward to the challenge and I think it was the right time for me to move on from Manchester United,” according to BBC Sport. A previous planned move to Sunderland had fallen through.
The Manchester Evening News reports that Paul Scholes’s comeback to the United squad last week seems to have been the “final nail in the coffin” for Gibson’s career there. He may well be hoping to emulate the experience of Everton captain Phil Neville who also previously played for United and has had continued success at Everton. Another player leaving United is Federico Macheda who will be on loan at QPR while goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak is also set to leave.
Gibson is a player who has provoked somewhat mixed opinions while playing at United and the news of his departure to Everton may not exactly upset some United fans. The reception by Everton supporters will be interesting to see and certainly a quick look at Twitter where ‘Darron Gibson’ is currently trending finds some controversial fan reaction to the move.
We’d like to hear your thoughts on Gibson’s move to Everton, especially if you are a Man Utd or Everton fan, so let us have your comments on this.
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