Baines move to United not as cut-and-dry as many believe - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Having had a formal bid for Everton left-back Leighton Baines rejected last month, Manchester United are expected to return to the Toffees with an improved offer for the England international. Baines is currently away on pre-season tour in Austria, and the Merseyside club are bracing themselves for contact from United.
The new Red Devils boss David Moyes is keen to be reunited with the player who served him so well at Goodison Park and despite Everton turning down the proposed £12 million offer, many in the media believe that Baines’ move to Old Trafford is a fore-gone conclusion. But is it all that simple?
There is absolutely no refuting the lure of playing for one of the biggest clubs in the history of world football – in Manchester United – but what is less certain is the sort of clout David Moyes currently garners outside of the teams he has managed, given that he has yet to win a sin...