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Darron Just Gibson More So Gio Can Shut His Trap

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Republic of Ireland’s manager, Giovanni Trapattoni, has urged Manchester United’s Darron Gibson to ply his trade elsewhere, so he can further his career – again. Gibson scored his first goal for his country with a fabulous strike against Wales, but Trapattoni thinks that he is hindering his development by staying at Old Trafford.

This is not the first time that the well-traveled Italian manager has spoken out of turn about Gibson and his sputtering United career, and he should just really mind his own Ps and Qs. Trapattoni only manages Gibson during international duty, which is about three weeks total out of the 12-month calendar, so he is not privy to how he is in training day in, day out.

The ROI boss should know from his near 30 year experience managing at some of Europe’s top clubs that there is a real difference to how players perform for both. Unfortunately, he has singled out Gibson on two occasions within the last six months, so there maybe a little bit of witch hunt going on with him and United.


Throughout the years, Sir Alex Ferguson has re-instilled the value of youth at Old Trafford, but when the young players need to take their chance when they are given the opportunity. Manchester United is a very unique club with a complex philosophy, because, even though they have value youth, Sir Alex is not afforded the luxury of giving the more inexperienced players the chance to learn as they go.

With many promising young players coming through the academy system and reserve team, the Gaffer has to pick and choose, which players will benefit right now, and the ones that he will offload to another club to gain first-team experience. Young players like Danny Welbeck and Federico Macheda have been given the opportunity to go out on loan at other top-level clubs, but Gibson has chosen to stay and fight for a place.

To say that Darron has not been given a chance is ridiculous, because the 23-year old started in the must-win UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final tie against Bayern Munich. Gibson took his chance by scoring the opening goal, but he has been unable to string a couple of solid performances together to lock down a place in the team.

His inconsistent performances have had supporters caught in two minds about whether the Irishman deserves to wear the Red shirt of United. There is no question that Ferguson needs squad players like Gibson, because the manager’s rotation policy means that everyone will eventually be given a chance to shine.

Gibson is a quality, but an unfinished midfielder, which has the majority of pundits thinking that he is just a one trick pony – meaning that the only thing he offers is the occasional rocket like many witnessed against Wales.

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Even though many critics think that United’s midfield is lacking in skill and class, there is a lot of competition for places, and it is unfortunate that Gibson does not get more of a look. He is fighting for one of two, maybe three places against players that have a proven track record like Paul Scholes, Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher, so Gibson needs to show more in training or he will continually be overlooked.

It is uncertain if Darron Gibson will remain with Manchester United next season or not, but he still has a long playing career left, and if he was smart he would not listen to his part-time Republic of Ireland manager, Giovanni Trapattoni.

Submitted by The United Religion

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