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Who should Manchester United Sign ?

So while the rest of the big names such as Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham etc are busy in the transfer market, Manchester United have been quiet. Sir Alex has already confirmed that the club will sign utmost 1 player only but that might change if the Ronaldo moves to Real Madrid. But who is going to come to Old Trafford, striker, midfielder or defender.

There is a big chance that United will go for a striker. They currently have only Rooney, Tevez and Saha for that purpose. But with the injury problems of Saha, it will be no surprise if he is sold. A new recruit will be Manucho but he is the not a proven goal scorer and might take time to settle. So who are the players that Sir Alex might be interested in.

Berbatov : It is no secret that Sir Alex has been an admirer of Berbatov abilities for a long time. He tried signing him but he decided to move to Tottenham. But his current situation at Tottenham is not good and if the price is right, he might play is trade at Old Trafford next season. And with his already established record, what a signing he would be.

Benzema : He is another great option. He is young, got great pace and technique and there is no doubt that Sir Alex admires him. But price could be a big issue here, Lyon would want at least $30m and considering his below par performance at the Euro 2008, i don’t think he will be a good choice to take a risk.

Hunteleer : He is another good option. He has already expressed his desire to play for United and he has got the Dutch factor with him(remember Van Nistelrooy). His record at Dutch league has been excellent (31 goals in 34 games i think). He will be a great choice and will be easily available too.

Michael Owen: He is the latest Striker to be linked with United. He is the last year at his Newcastle contract and there is a chance that Newcastle will try to cash on him lest should he move away for free next season. He is a proven goal scorer in the Premier League but his injury problems will be a negative point. But if he is available for a cheap price, then i say why not take the risk ?

If the midfield department is considered, i think United have got enough talent. They have Fletcher, Carrick, Hargreaves, Scholes, Anderson. And the wingers are Ronaldo, Nani, Giggs, Park. But considering the age of Scholes, i would be happy to see an attacking midfielder join the United team. One of the players which i would love to see is Van Der Vaart. He is an amazing player and his performance at Euro 2008 were top notch. He will be a good replacement for Scholes in the long run. Another Dutch player that i would love to see is Wesley Sneijder. His performance at Euro 2008 speaks for itself but I don’t think Real would be interested in selling or he would want to come here (unless United get him in exchange is Ronaldo decides to leave). Arjen Robben is a good player that United should definitely bring should Ronaldo decided to leave. Though he hasn’t got the same pace like Ronaldo, his technique is top class. I wish United would have signed him before he moved to Chelsea.

Sir Alex should also be thinking about the right back situation. Last Season, Gary Neville missed most of the season because of injury, and it that age, it is difficult to get your same form back. Wes Brown was superb at that position last season. United have also got Danny Simpson who impressed in cameo performances last season. But a player that i would like to see is Phillip Lahm. He is an amazing player. Not only he can defend well, he got good attacking instincts too. He can come forward and even score goals. Out of these players, i would be happy to see Berbatov and Van Der Vaart in a United Shirt ? So what do you think ? Which player should Manchester United sign ?

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Why Manchester United are Champions

Even if the title race went down to the last day, we finished the season as Champions. Here are the reasons why we managed to win the title

  1. Squad Depth: Our squad depth was far better than previous seasons. We were able to cope with injuries this time. The arrival of Hargreaves, Anderson, Nani and Tevez made the squad more strong. Even the absence of Saha and Neville didn’t effect us
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo: Even if winning the title was a joint effort, we cannot overlook the contribution of Ronaldo. The first player after Alan Shearer to score more than 30 + goals in the league and it definitely helped us
  3. Attack: Our attacking play this season helped us. Even if Chelsea would have won on the last day, we would have won the league thanks to our superior goal difference. That was possible because of our attacking play
  4. Defense: The unsung heroes of our campaign are Brown, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra or defenders. Our defense was far better than last season and we kept the most number of clean sheets. Even keeping two clean sheets against Barcelona in the CL is an achievement in itself
  5. Winning important matches: Except the loss against Chelsea in April and the draw with Arsenal, we took almost all the points from the top teams such as Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea. Winning against the top teams are crucial in the title race and this season we did that

So Why do you think we finished as Champions. Share the thoughts in comments

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