If there are 50 ways to leave your Legia, Josip Juranovic surely picked the best. In their Europa League qualifier against Slavia last night, he took a high clearance out of his own box, controlled with his first touch, ran 50 yards against a retreating Slavia defence, before pinging a 25-yard shot into the postage stamp corner (kids, ask someone). He is an absolute baller (ask a kid).
If the deal completes (you’ve been here long enough to know nothing is done until it’s done), we will recruit a player who adds quality to the first team.
After climbing such a peak on Wednesday, our collective nerves probably extend no further than St Mirren at home tomorrow. The visitors drew at Dundee on the opening day of the season and lost to Hearts last time out. I know you’re thinking, so what?, but they are the only team to take a point away from the city of Dundee all season, and we also lost to Hearts. Although, I suppose, there has only been one other visitor to either United or Dundee this season, and they have their own nervous condition to worry about.
You cannot ask teams to climb the mountain every game, people do not work that way. After a big result, energy levels often crash. Think beating reigning European champions, Milan in 2008, then being a goal down 87 minutes into facing Gretna at Motherwell next time out.
Let’s get the job done early and rest as many limbs and minds as possible.