Saturday, 18 June 2011

THE SILLY SEASON SO FAR


You might wonder why this blog has gone AWOL since the football stopped. Well the answer is simply that yours truly only really sits down to blog at done deals. The silly season doesn't really interest him. It's disgusting to be linked with all sorts of players from all walks of life in the name of journals making money to see them through the summer.

That said though; Manchester United were always going to be in for a busy summer in the transfer season---not least because of the humbling experience a Wembely. That Neville, Scholes and EVDS called time on their careers further created an urge to rebuild the team. Not that this is new to Sir Alex (who could soon be Lord Alex) as he has built four Manchester United teams. True Reds will agree that the manager has the full backing of fans and as such afford him all the trust to make the right decisions that should see us party like its '99 every month of May.

As far as players who are nailed on to be at United next season; Phil Jones seems to be the one absolutely confirmed deal. According to the press and twitter, we've got a gem. He better be one; I mean he's cost twice the fee Real Madrid dished out to sign Mezut Ozil! Ashley Young is another name that we should be singing next season. The player cancelled his wedding, flew out on holiday, and is expected to complete his transfer on his return. Given the nimbus clouds hovering over Ryan Giggs, you feel that it was a safe signing by the manager. David De Gea should replace EVDS in goal but since he's not interested in talking about the move, I'll do him a favour and leave it at that.

The silly season is not just about players arriving as you might be aware that John O'Shea, Wes Brown, and Darron Gibson could be playing for Sunderland or some sort of EPL side next season. It's not until I actually heard of this that Fergie's rebuilding plan finally sunk in. These are players who we've known to do a job for the club wen called upon without ever complaining about a lack of first team chances. It remains to be see if we shall get new players from our squad who can assume the same responsibility.

It's very likely that the manager has one big signing left to pull out of the hat and personally if I were to pick that person, it would be Alexis Sanchez. Many will point at Wes Sneijder to patch up central midfield and replace Scholes but I'm not having any of it when we're on the brink of landing another Cristiano Ronaldo. I've seen the boy play for long and I think he's that good---probably better (YES I SAID IT!) It speaks volumes about him that Barcelona---a team that could still win a treble next season without him---are also patiently lining up for him. I'll be gutted if he picks anyone over us.

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