Tony Pulis: 'Ryan Shawcross was right to leave Manchester United'

Pulis: 'Shawcross was right to leave United'
© PA Photos
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis believes that Ryan Shawcross was right to leave Manchester United to seal a permanent move to Stoke City four years ago.

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has insisted that Ryan Shawcross would not have made the same progress at Manchester United if he had not left the club four years ago.

Shawcross moved to Stoke on loan in 2007, before sealing a permanent move to the club in 2008, and after he was called up to the recent England squad, Pulis believes that the 25-year-old would not have been given the same chances at Old Trafford that he has enjoyed at the Britannia Stadium.

Pulis told the Daily Star: "He goes back to Old Trafford as an England squad man and captain of the club. I'm sure Sir Alex Ferguson is pleased as well that one of his players has come through and done so well.

"I'm not so sure Ryan would have played many games if you look at Vidic and Ferdinand.

"And I'm not sure Ryan would have made the progress at United that he's made here."

Shawcross has made 208 appearances for Stoke City.

Ryan Shawcross, Olivier Giroud
Read Next:
Pulis 'not worried' about Shawcross delay
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account