Sir Alex Casts Doubt On New Additions But Striker Could Be Sold
Those Manchester United fans hoping to see a big name midfielder come in this summer to fill the void left by Paul Scholes will be bitterly disappointed by Sir Alex Ferguson’s latest comments about the situation. While transfer speculation continues …
Those Manchester United fans hoping to see a big name midfielder come in this summer to fill the void left by Paul Scholes will be bitterly disappointed by Sir Alex Ferguson’s latest comments about the situation. While transfer speculation continues to pester the headlines, the United manager was typically blunt and straight to the point, making it clear where he stands with the Sneijder deal. He said:
“Forget it. We are looking at some things but I am not so sure Sneijder will be easy to get. I could pick three or four players to come in but they wouldn’t be good enough for us, so there is no point.”
So while he almost admitted that he had been looking at the possibility, that was all he was doing – looking. His feelings are that Sneijder will be difficult to get and very few other players would be good enough to step into such a demanding role at Manchester United, rendering any other purchases in this position as simply pointless.
While he also agreed that the midfield position is now not as strong as other areas of the pitch, he persisted that the United squad is currently still very strong:
“I would be happy enough [to continue with the present squad]. Maybe I am a bit overloaded in the strikers’ positions. The alternatives in midfield are not nearly as strong. But I have a good squad.”
Indeed, his comments about the “overloaded” forward area certainly suggest that the rumoured move of Mame Biram Diouf to Blackpool or perhaps the more high profile move of Berbatov leaving looks a little ore likely. However, his words in relation to the midfield do not inspire confidence in United fans hoping to see Sneijder confirmed as a United player soon – or anyone else in that position.
It will be typical of the media and transfer rumours to now suggest that Sir Alex Ferguson is playing mind games and will in fact sign a central midfielder. Many United fans will lap that up immediately as it is what they hope is actually happening, but I have to say that unfortunately in this case, Sir Alex’s words are more reliable to me than the gossip columns.
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