Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Why Fergie should sign Royston Drenthe...

Everyone is talking about United's lack of firepower and quite right too, the search for replacements is well and truly on, it is to be hoped United sign a genuine pacey number nine. However, while scoring goals is likely to be a big problem for the champions next season the midfield is another area that needs attention.

Fergie has had to play Rooney on the left wing too often, this in part is because Rooney could do the job arguably better than anyone else in a 4:3:3 formation. With Ronaldo gone, Fergie needs to find someone who can attack and defend from a wide position because as we saw in the Champions League final United's midfield crumbled, one player who is currently up for grabs and one who could do a great job down the left flank is Royston Drenthe.

The combination of Evra and Drenthe would provide United with a solid left flank, what's more the Real Madrid star can play left-back too, this is an area where Fergie has been lacking in quality options... On the opposite flank United could well have Valencia and Da Silva.

IF Fergie can make United stronger across the midfield it will give the manager more scope and flexibility in his attacking options, he could switch to a 4:4:2 formation safe in knowledge that he has players who will give 100% commitment in all areas of the engine room.


  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royston_Drenthe

  2. don't think he is actually good enough as a left mid, i prefer him as a lb. if united were to look into the dutch market for a attacking wide player who is capable of playing behind a striker, i hope they have had a good look at Georginio Wijnaldum. for someone so young he is a great player who is taking the dutch league why by storm. his youtube videos aren't bad aswell.

  3. Not seen Georginio Wijnaldum, but Drenthe was pretty awesome before he moved to Madrid, I think the lad could make it big at a club like United. One thing I do know for sure if Nani isn't the answer.

  4. United lost out on Benzema too, what are we going to do now?

    United should divert all their attention to Aguero at Athletico, however slim their chances might be. If not, we can look at a Premiership title challenge with Rooney spearheading the attack and showing us just what he is capable of. I really don't know about the Champions League though.

  5. Uday,

    I don't know what United will do, but I have posted we wouldn't sign Ribery or Benzema repeatedly.

    What the club should do is look for the next Ronaldo....


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