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.
Who do you want to see arrive at Old Trafford this Summer? Answers on a brick through the usual window- or comment below:
if we lose nani, which is looking like a sad probability… valencia and young alone simply wont cut it. we got zaha but i dont know how much we can depend on him in the first season, the step up might be too big. we need at least 1 more winger if nani goes, preferably a left sided one, and NO it doesnt have to be bale.
i would however settle for a right sided one by the name of ronaldo, heard he is quite good.
other than that… im gonna upset a few people here and suggest that rooney either moves back to midfield permanently or is shipped off to psg, meaning a lewandowski would be a perfect signing. his understanding with kagawa is already there, no down side for me that one.
Spot on my friend, you will certainly not upset me, i have been calling for Rooney to be moved for a long time, his contribution as our leading striker has been very slack and not up to what is expected at Manchester United, it is from midfield we have been getting the best value from him so its logical play him there and , that will save us millions on a new midfielder,
then go all out for a top class winger and striker.
IMO, I think Rooney need some pay cut as he no longer play that vital role that he once used to. With his current pay cut 100k, we could afford one more top player. However, I think Falcao would be a good choice for striker. Rodriguez, Strootman or Wanyama would be a good choice to bolster the midfield. Perhaps we will also need a winger if Nani leave. If United wish to play well in European Champions League and win domestically for all trophies, United need to strengthen the squad with quality midfielders.
Sami Nasri wasn’t a miss… no one wanted the simp. Glad he’s at citeh.
Well the consensus is Falcao, Nani to PSG and grab Di Maria… then Ando to Porto and grab Rodriguez.
Now let me get the rest of my meds…
Ferguson should sign james rodriguez and strootman
that would be perfect
Gareth Bale & James Rodriguez
Ronnie and bale
Brian Robson states we dont need anyone. That shows you what a good manager he was.
If you saw last nights Barca match United need teo new full backs and t2wo new wingers besides two new midfielders.
wanyama,james rodriguez and lewandowski considering nani and ando could very well be sold and the likelihood of welbeck being used on the wings.
Strootman bench to start of with
With United’s long term debt going up £20mill from the last quarter I doubt very much that United will go wild in the market like some of the tabloids are predicting.
Expect a few players going out to fund further acquisitions; and you can forget about Bale and Ronaldo, just not going to happen.
I want to see bale, ronnie and falcao,
i fear we might end up with bebe