what should ManUtd do over summer

GK: Why is Ben Foster coming back? Leave him out on loan one more year. We have Tomasz and Edwin. Ben Foster can wear the number 1 jersey in ’08-’09

Defense: Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Nemenja Vidic, Patrice Evra

Reserve: Jonny Evans, Ryan Shawcross, Gerard Pique, Wes Brown, John O’Shea

We can sell Silvestre and Heinze, and give Pique his chance. And restore O’Shea to left back or something. I dont think he adds steel to the midfield, he is a bumbling idiot. Pique can replace Ferdinand, but in all probability Zaragoza are gonna land him. That is the difference between Wenger and Ferguson. If that happens, we are probably gonna need another defender, and Anton Ferdinand should be available relatively cheaply after a horrendous second half of the season.

Sell: Heinze (5m), Silvestre(3m), Bardsley(1m)

Midfield: Ji, Scholes, Carrick, Ronaldo

Reserve: Giggs, Richardson, Fletcher

This is where we need a lot of strengthening. We need atleast one more central midfielder, who adds bite and steel, not Owen Hargreaves please. Mahamadou Diarra was talked up a lot, and doesnt seem to be having too good a season at Madrid, maybe will be available relatively cheaply. Rio Mavuba and Jean Makoun have been talked about, but I think Diarra would be a lot better, especially as he was valued a lot higher. And a replacement for Giggs – available in the form of Nani from Sporting. Of course, it would be great if we bought Ribery. I am a big fan of David Silva from Valencia, but doubt if they would sell him. Ribery and Nani would be available for sale. I personally would like to see us pinch other younger players, like Samir Nasri, Hatem Ben Arfa, one or two of whom will be top-class. And sell that Richardson, definitely not enough class to play for us. So, we need AT LEAST two midfielders, and a couple of young kids, maybe Chris Eagles from Utd. Ben Arfa can even be a replacement for Scholes, though I would like to look at Joao Moutinho.

Buy: Ribery(14m) or Nani(9m), Diarra(12m), Ben Arfa(7m)

Sell: Richardson(5m)

Forward: Saha, Rooney

Reserve: Solskjaer, Smith, Rossi

This probably does not need any change, especially if we get some good midfield reinforcement. Unless of course the player we buy is David Villa. Carlos Tevez would be a good buy too, am a big fan of Carlitos. Cristiano is probably not gonna score so much again, but Scholesy and Carrick should score more next season. Smith will be a direct replacement for Saha, less technical but a greater work ethic. Rossi, again, is a victim of Ferguson’s weird favoritism. He is so hyped up, but doesnt get the chance at all. He should be able to give Rooney a break, and I can actually see him playing with both Smith and Saha, as Rossi is very good technically. And he has a great left foot.

Personally, I would like to see Utd play a diamond as an alternative formation. I mean, we have the traditional 4-4-2, with two wide men. And we have the formation now, where its a 4-3-3 with Rooney and Ronaldo playing wide, and Giggs in the centre. A diamond would be fun to see, especially when one of them (Ronaldo/Rooney) is not playing. Play a holding midfielder in Carrick or whoever we sign, Scholes and Carrick in the middle, and Rooney or Ronaldo in the front of the diamond. I can see Ronaldo playing in the centre of the park. Lets see, none of my wishes/predictions are gonna come true, but lets see what happens.

Money in: 14 million pounds

Money out: 33 million pounds


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