Has Chicharito Confirmed Ferguson’s Transfer Policy?
Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that he will be bringing in two or three players in to reinforce Manchester United’s squad this summer, but could Chicharito influence his transfer plans?
There is no questioning the fact that Javier Hernandez has been a breath of fresh air with the way he has seamlessly fit into the United first team so quickly, but Sir Alex should be skeptical, because this approach has not always worked out for him.
When a club chooses to go this route, there will always be the element of risk, because the manager needs to be spot on assessing talent, mentality and personality of each individual player.
Throughout their dignified history, United has always firmly believed in their youth policy to either bring promising youngsters up through their academy system or buy them at a tender age where the Gaffer can mold them into a superstar.
There has been a wide variety of players that Sir Alex is supposedly interested in, but the manager and the United fans have to be realistic that this player might not work out as well as Chicharito has – and Cristiano Ronaldo did before him.
But before either of these players morphed into beautiful butterflies that they have become, they were a unfinished caterpillar that needed the warmth of a cocoon, which Sir Alex provided. Every transfer window, United is constantly linked with this player or that player, and when Sir Alex announced this to the press, a lot of the old transfer tales resurfaced including a couple of with unrealized talent.
The manager loves the challenge of turning raw talent into the finished article, and has done it on numerous occasions, which is why nobody can rule out him making a move for either for Everton’s Jack Rodwell or Sunderland’s Jordan Henderson. Both are young, energetic center midfielders, which is one of positions that Sir Alex will be addressing this summer, but do either of them have the “big club” mentality?
Being a decent player for a mid-table club is a feat in itself, but playing at a club like Manchester United is like no other, because of the pressure to perform every game, no matter the competition. It goes without saying that there are much more accomplished players than Henderson and Rodwell, but do these over-priced, older stars fit into the current United model?
Luka Modric and Wesley Sneijder are all very established first-team players already, but they could also have problems adapting to having a disciplinarian manager like Sir Alex.
However, the one position that Sir Alex will use this policy for finding Edwin van der Sar’s immediate successor, but there are a couple of young goalkeepers that could be a serious option. The three shot stoppers being linked with the club range from age 20 to 28, with David de Gea, 20, Manuel Neuer, 25, and Maarten Stekelenburg, 28.
It is the former of those three, de Gea, that has risen as the odds-on favorite to be Ferguson’s number one choice, which could see him be at the club for the next 15 years – barring any injury. As supporters, we all have our own opinions about who Sir Alex Ferguson should sign, but one thought that is universal is that everyone trusts that manager has Manchester United’s best interest at heart.
Submitted by The United Religion
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