Like buses, transfers frustrate every fan on earth by taking their time to come along – and when you expect one, you get two.
This week has seen Sir Alex Ferguson capture Chilean wonder kid, Angelo Henriquez.
The young striker has been signed for a fee believed to be in the region of £3.5m from Universidad de Chile.
Henriquez, somewhat of an unknown quantity, netted 11 times in 17 games last season but is said to be excited about this ‘dream move’.
Following the capture of a young Chilean, the footballing world has seen a slightly more recognisable character walk through the Old Trafford door.
It has been the biggest transfer rumour of the summer, but Robin Van Persie has passed his medical and will conclude his transfer to United for a fee of around £21m, which could increase to £25m depending on the success of the player and club.
Van Persie was outstanding for Arsenal last season; was named the PFA Player of the Year in 2012; and finished as Premier League top goal scorer.
Sir Alex has long been an admirer of the Dutch striker, so is said to be extremely pleased to finally land his man.
We have also seen the likes of Danny Welbeck, Michael Carrick and Rio Ferdinand talk of their delight that a player of this quality will be taking to the field alongside them this season.
Many wonder what will now happen to Berbatov and Macheda, as they will be pushed further down the pecking order. Whatever happens to either player, they will always be held in high regards by the United faithful.
Berbatov, for being a footballer, gentleman and model professional. Macheda, for ‘that’ goal against Aston Villa.
To round off this news article with a thoroughly delightful story, I have decided to mention our mid-week, pre-season defeat to Aberdeen.
It is not the result that I am focussing on, but more the fact that Scottish midfielder, Darren Fletcher, played in the match, and looked quite sharp.
We are all aware of Fletcher’s illness, so to see him on the ball and smiling was an excellent sight.
With the signings of Kagawa, Powell, Henriquez and Van Persie added to the current squad – not forgetting the return to fitness of Vidic, I believe Manchester United will be in for a very promising campaign; domestically and in Europe.