Saturday, July 09, 2011

Fergie's rebuilding continues: Goodbye Brown and O'Shea...

It can often be slightly disappointing when home grown players leave Manchester United to try their luck at another club. That was certainly the case earlier this week when Wes Brown and then John O'Shea left United to join up with Steve Bruce at Sunderland. Between them, the now ex United duo have won over 20 major trophies - many more than the likes of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Alan Shearer.

Steve Bruce realises that his new players know how to win trophies and despite being utility members of the United squad for so many successful seasons, they have a wealth of experience and Sunderland will be hoping their winning mentality rubs off on the Black Cats.

Wes Brown was the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of The Year in 1997-1998 and 1998-1999. John O'Shea was the Denzil Haroun Reserve Player of The Year in 2001-2002. However, despite being part of Ferguson's squad and playing their part in winning so much silverware, neither player has been able to cement a regular starting place in the United team.

Ferguson has been busy this summer, buying players like Phil Jones, who can pretty much play anywhere in defence and of course he already has the fabulous Da Silva twins who can slot into the fullback positions or in midfield.  Given that Ferguson has cover and he is being linked with new players as the manager continues his squad rebuilding work at Old Trafford, it was definitely time to move on for Brown and O'Shea.

The summer transfer activity is by no means over and it is likely that United will sell at least two to three players in the transfer window. Nani and or Berbatov could be sold. If we are to believe the rumours, then United might well be looking to broker player plus cash deals which could involve the likes of Luka Modric, Wesley Sneijder or Samir Nasri.

The fact that Ferguson retained Michael Owen led many to believe that Dimitar Berbatov's days were numbered and the signing of Ashley Young made no sense, not unless Nani or another winger had been earmarked for the exit door. Nani, is the most saleable star asset and so he must be favourite. Fergie realises that he needs to strengthen the spine of his team as there is a glaring weakness in central midfield and that is precisely why Nani could yet be sacrificed.

Kiko Macheda and Darron Gibson could also move on in what will be one of the biggest shake-ups at Old Trafford in recent years.


  1. i am not happy that our loyal players has left us, but such is life , as it goes on. i wish them all the best at sunderland, they are still manutd in their deepest heart for life. furthermore lets get to business, we just need to buy nasri or schnieder to compliment our already in players. by doing so, utd will conquer the world devils wil continue to emulate till the world changes.

  2. i dont worry oz we are sitll strong but i confes tha we will miss u guys go ther&show them what got and tell them that united is the best ther was

  3. Bye bye to two memorable players

  4. What's with the pinheads talking about Nani and Berbatov moving on? Nani=most assist for MU; Berbatov=most goals? Really... donate your brain to science, it must be fascinating inside there.

  5. Get with the programme dick brain. The tabloids are awash with rumours that Nani will be a makeweight in any deal for Sneijder.


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