Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Fergie to review transfer options after absentees list grows?....

Fergie has confirmed that the Reds will start the season without Wayne Rooney (virus), Cristiano Ronaldo (recovering from an operaton) and Anderson (Olympic duty), coupled with the fact that the manager has so far been unable to prize Dimitar Berbatov away from Spurs it is almost certainly going to be the case that United will suffer an early season goal drought.

However, the absentees could well open the door for players like Brazilian Rodrigo and Fraizer Campbell who will start the season up front alongside Carlos Tevez. United are also awaiting confirmation that Angolan striker Manucho has been given a work permit.

Between them Rooney and Ronaldo scored the bulk of United's goals last season and so it cannot be ruled out that the manager will review his target list and make a late swoop in the summer transfer window. I personally wouldn't rule out United trying to sign Klass Jan Huntelaar or even Samuel Eto'o, though I have reservations about both players but for very different reasons. I'm not totally convinced that Huntelaar will live up to the hype and Eto'o is by all accounts something of a difficult character to handle.

As far as the Cameroon striker is concerned, Barcelona will soon be involved in Champions League qualifiers (12/13 August) so time is very much running out for both the club and the player, however, Eto'o is 28 years of age next March so this is likely go against him if Barca demand a high transfer fee as is likely the case.

Another option would be Blackburn's Roque Santa Cruz but here again with time running out Paul Ince isn't likely to be keen on losing his star striker with little time to replace him.


  1. We should be signing Falcao

  2. Fergie will get his team right for the season ahead whoever he has in his squad.The man is,as proven,a legend. As for Roque Santa Cruz, wouldn't that be a great signing?


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