How many times did you say, we lack that bit of spark, bit of energy or that through ball last season? Frustrating isn’t it? How many times did we need a player like Young to step up to the plate to chase a winner last year? Countless, simple as that. Countless.
Ashley Young, just 25 – is a perfect signing for Manchester United. I said it years ago, he’s a player I’ve always wanted to see at United, and it seems he’s wanted to come here too for quite a while. Young, cancelled his rather expensive wedding last week to ensure that the deal gets completed as soon as possible.
Replacing Cristiano Ronaldo was always going to be a tough ask. After all, this is a man who scored 118 goals in 196 appearances, terrified defenders with sheer pace and magical skill and could arguably be described as the best player ever to play under Sir Alex Ferguson before leaving in June 2009.
So a tough act to follow. It was nineteen days later when United signed a ‘replacement’ in the shape of Antonio Valencia, who came from Wigan for £16million. It’s fair to say the fans, and myself, weren’t exactly relishing the prospect of replacing a Ballon D’Or winner with a player from the bottom half of the league for less than a quarter of the price.
On a beautiful sunny afternoon at Old Trafford, the Reds took another huge 3 points towards a record 19th league title with a comfortable 2-0 win over Fulham thanks to a wonderful afternoon of chances and goals from Dimitar Berbatov and Antonio Valencia.
1: Smalling put in another solid performance. Not once did he step a foot out of place and he looks more and more like a United player every week. He put in challenge after challenge and I don’t remember him losing out in the air. One has to think that without him this season, we’d be much, much worse off in the league. Let’s just hope he keeps this up, and doesn’t flop like Johnny Evans. Read the rest of this entry
Manchester United travel to Stamford Bridge for their next match against Chelsea. Chelsea are the reigning champions of England, and Manchester United are looking to take their title away and bring it back to Manchester. Fernando Torres was brought into the Chelsea squad in January, and has yet found the back of the net for Chelsea.
Sir Alex Ferguson held his press conference today, and said he may dip into his pockets to improve his squad during January transfer window, but the United boss is not planning any major signings in the mid-season transfer window, as he believes that the strong is more than capable of winning trophies without being strengthened in certain areas.