Sir Alex Ferguson recently commented: “We’ve been doing a bit of work over the last three or four months,”
“We have been targeting the players that we feel could enhance us, make us better or help us maintain the level we’re at.”
The fact the United boss has been so open about the targeting of players makes the chance of new arrivals seem all that more likely and in the case of Sir Alex, it may be sooner rather than later.
In the past few seasons most of United’s business has been done fairly early- the odd exceptions such as Robin Van Persie being more down to wrangling between the club’s rather than any dithering on Ferguson’s part.
Even last season, while the world was wondering just how potent a force Borussia Dortmund could be become United moved uber fast to grab Shinji Kagawa for a relatively modest £17 million. The season before saw the likes of David De Gea, Phil Jones and Ashley Young all become United players well in time for the club’s pre-season tour of the United states.
Going back further Chris Smalling was signed before anyone realised just what a talent he was, while had United stalled even until after the World Cup, Chicharito’s price tag would’ve been at the very least triple the £6 million we reportedly paid for him.
With United alleged to be in the hunt for some of the world’s most sought after players, the Reds know that if they get into a bidding war with the likes of Chelsea, City of PSG, they may end up losing another Eden Hazard or Samir Nasri rather than gaining a Robin Van Persie.
Already this season we’ve signed Wilfried Zaha and the smart money is on Sir Alex moving fast to complete his other deals.
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