With the news that Robin van Persie is due to have a medical at Manchester United, Ian Walsh has decided to take a look what the deal means for the club and how he will fit in. Ian has his own blog at Touchline Views, check out his previews for each Premier League team here.
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It has been a strange week to be a Manchester United fan. In recent years, the summer transfer window has seen Sir Alex Ferguson – when not citing there is “no value in the market” – go quietly and efficiently about his business in preparing the squad for the coming season.
At United, there have always been squad upheavals – none more so than after the breakthrough double winning team of 2008-09 was split up into a rather mediocre one. Ronaldo and Tevez leaving, Hargreaves out with injuries and the Golden Quadrilateral of van der Sar, Neville, Scholes, Giggs nearing their expiry dates.
Today in England’s final game before the team departs to take part in the European Chapionships saw Danny Welbeck score his first England goal, and what a delightful finish it was. The 21 year old worked his socks off all game, and he himself forced Belgium’s Moussa Dembele into a mistake which led to the goal.
Today, Manchester United released information claiming that nearly one in every ten people on the globe supports our illustrious club. The last time this research was done, back in 2007, it showed that we had approximately 330million fans and in the past five years that figure has nearly doubled and now stands at 659million.
Patrick Vieira has once again attacked Manchester United, today he has claimed that we get preferential treatment from referees when playing at Old Trafford.
Yesterday the club announced that the visiting teams fans may be relocated from the South-East corner of Old Trafford, up to the newly renamed Sir Alex Ferguson stand third tier.
For the last few seasons many have begged the question “When will Sir Alex realise that Manchester United need a new midfielder”, but who are we to question the greatest manager of all time? And do we really need to delve into the transfer market? Personally, I don’t think so in the slightest.
The battle for the Manchester United number one jersey is an intriguing one, I wonder if even the great Sir Alex Ferguson knows who his first choice keeper is? Personally I’m unsure as to whether he does.