“The Salford Silva”
“I thought McAtee would have been better off staying myself, at least with the squad as it currently is. Hope he gets plenty of game time and develops well.”
“This boy is brilliant, he should stay”
“He’s too good a player for this! We need him in the first team.”
“Ridiculous. We must keep him and nurture him. He needs game time amognst City’s players, not with a bunch of losers.”
“He is miles better than anyone they have.”
“I think he’ll really benefit from this loan and he has the ability to be a huge player for Sheff U this season. Will be keeping a very close eye on them this season with Tommy there as well!”
“Some people complaining but I think this would be quite good for Mcatee. Last year Sheffield Uniteds player of the season was Morgan gibbs-white who plays in that CAM position. So sheff utd need to replace him, they play a style that suits a CAM and they’re one of the best teams in the championship so Mcatee wouldn’t be losing every week like if he went to a bottom half Premier League club. I think this could be a good loan move.”
“Will not be happy if this kid goes out on loan, especially to Sheffield United. A special talent that needs to be kept at the club. How many loans turn out to be for the greater good of player and club? Time for Pep to give these young stars an opening to first team football.
I think Delap is loan material but not McAtee. It’s all about the style of play.”
“Pep clearly doesn’t rate him as highly as Foden and Palmer. If he did there’s no way he’d be happy to send him on loan to Sheffield United when we’re light up front.”
“He is the best current EDS player imo, and should be playing 1st team football regularly.”
“Another player would be nice but clearly McAtee isn’t seen as being an option right now. If we have a crisis and he has played for Sheffield United and gained experience, we can cancel the loan and bring him back.”
“Thought he’d be better than playing for Sheffield Utd.”
“After seeing their game with Watford just now I say don’t go there lad.”
“I really dislike these kind of loans. I don’t trust the blades to ”nurture” him like we would.”
“Still too skinny for regular first team football, but like Foden was when everyone was saying he needed to play more.
He should train with the first team, dip into games every now and then, play with the EDS, and wait for him to fill out”
“He may be relatively short but his physique his fine.I suspect he is about 11 stone,probably a stone more than both Bernardo and Mahrez.”
“they must be paying a whopping fee these lads when there is better options for them!”
“Better to be at a ‘top’ Championship club than a low Prem one fighting to stay up.
At least like City they’ll be predominantly bossing games and be attacking with plenty of possession.”
“ As long as that loan to Sheffield guarantees a certain amount of minutes, I’m all for it.
Going to a “good” championship level team who is fighting for promotion is the best kind of loan imo.
These teams usually try to play attacking football to score goals, and don’t just sit back all game, that’s what McAtee needs.
Still think it’d be better if he and Delap went to Kompany’s Burnley on loan, just feels right.”
“We as fans really overrated him if we thought a player going out on loan in the championship was ready for regular minutes in the best team in the world. Yikes.”
“He’s going to have to work miracles to get McBurnie and Brewster scoring!”
“Poor option for him”