No club football for 10 days so everything United this week has been off the pitch. Sir Alex and David Gill were actually not kidding. United did not make any new signings on deadline day. In fact we lost another young talent on loan. Tom Cleverley is the latest reserve player to go out on loan taking the number to seven. Thankfully though, he'll be playing in the EPL with Wigan this season so it's a chance for him to show the manager what he can do in the senior league. The club's failure to bring in anyone of 'note' this summer will be the first ground on which the media will roast the club should anything go wrong between now and January.
Rio Ferdinand made his long awaited return from injury with a reserves fixture in mid-week. Ole reckons that he is ready enough to be thrown into the starting line-up for the trip to Everton on high-noon September 11.
The most intriguing sub-plot of his return ought to be if Vidic will pass on the captain's armband to him. The Serb has led out United for all the games so far this season---despite the presence of Mr. Ryan Giggs.
Owen Hargreaves was also included in Sir Alex's 25 man Premier League squad which should be a pointer that the club are, at least, hopeful that he'll return from America soon enough to make a Premier League appearance before Christmas.
Given the number of players we have on loan, I reckon we have just about eveyone in.
Finally the Daily Mail has an interesting article on Bebe after he linked up with the Portugal U-21 side this week. The link is on our face book page for this blog. I mean you've got to read about how he scored in training on his back-side with his back to goal.
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