Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Dead Man Walking...

More than three players were targeted during the summer and in the end, only one emerge as United signing, Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini! Thank goodness at least there is one catch. Fellaini is one also a target for Sir Alex Ferguson once. I think we need his aerial prowess and aggressiveness in the midfield which United are severely lacking since Keane left the building. I reckon Fellaini will be a superb signing for United.
 
However United signed off on a bitter note when a deal for Athletico’s Herrera looked almost set, failed. United new chief and board of staff inexperience were to be blame for this silly move. United had months to conclude a deal for a player they wanted but they chose to waste time on Fabregas. They should have moved on after the second bid and start looking elsewhere. My question was, why was Herrera move at the very last minute?? United should have known that the pursuit of Baines and Fabregas seemed to nowhere. United chief should have at least been aware of Europe’s taxation legislation that every club should abide. Why wait till the last minute only to have a deal collapse due to such reason?! This should not happened!!! Poor Herrera had even agreed to receive a pay cut just to sign for United. Now he has to face his team mates yet again, making him look like a donkey. Such failures in signings marquee player this season certainly did not do any favour in United’s reputation. All the trash talking of United spending power and the ability of afford to sign any players regardless of their fees, have gone into the sewer drain.
 
Damn those Gooners fans definitely have something to shout about….Mesut Ozil…my word! He’s an absolute class, captured at the very last few hours of the closing transfer window. Why hadn’t United made enquiry on him earlier rather than wasting time for Fabregas.
 
Now that summer transfer window are shut for good, many find that a club as big as Manchester United are a laughing stock rather than a club who has made an exceptional signing. Well not all big signing eventually became champions. Look at Manchester City and Real Madrid, these two clubs spent on players as if they p

More than three players were targeted during the summer and in the end, only one emerge as United signing, Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini! Thank goodness at least there is one catch. Fellaini is one also a target for Sir Alex Ferguson once. I think we need his aerial prowess and aggressiveness in the midfield which United are severely lacking since Keane left the building. I reckon Fellaini will be a superb signing for United.
 
However United signed off on a bitter note when a deal for Athletico’s Herrera looked almost set, failed. United new chief and board of staff inexperience were to be blame for this silly move. United had months to conclude a deal for a player they wanted but they chose to waste time on Fabregas. They should have moved on after the second bid and start looking elsewhere. My question was, why was Herrera move at the very last minute?? United should have known that the pursuit of Baines and Fabregas seemed to nowhere. United chief should have at least been aware of Europe’s taxation legislation that every club should abide. Why wait till the last minute only to have a deal collapse due to such reason?! This should not happened!!! Poor Herrera had even agreed to receive a pay cut just to sign for United. Now he has to face his team mates yet again, making him look like a donkey. Such failures in signings marquee player this season certainly did not do any favour in United’s reputation. All the trash talking of United spending power and the ability of afford to sign any players regardless of their fees, have gone into the sewage!
 
Damn those Gooners fans definitely have something to shout about….Mesut Ozil…my word! He’s an absolute class, captured at the very last few hours of the closing transfer window. Why hadn’t United made enquiry on him earlier rather than wasting time for Fabregas.

Now that summer transfer window are shut for good, many find that a club as big as Manchester United are a laughing stock rather than a club who has made an exceptional signing. Well not all big signing eventually became champions. Look at Manchester City and Real Madrid, these two clubs spent on players as if they print their own money. Yes, it’s really great being a City or Real Madrid fan seeing different players signed in whenever a transfer window opens. But Barcelona have achieved far better results than Real Madrid in recent years. Manchester City won the league two seasons ago but were unable to lift up to their expectations a season later. And to make their matter worst, their beloved manager sent packing.
 
Frankly after this disappointing summer transfer, Manchester United will definitely struggle this season with even teams like Tottenham and Liverpool have added excellent surplus into their squad. As much as I am a United fan, this season a new champion will rise.
 
I hope Manchester United’s backroom staff learnt a piece or two following the failing yet disappointing summer transfer and come back strong in the January transfer, should they require an addition. Well at least Moyes got a Hershey’s kiss with a big hair. Just wake up and smell the coffee Moyes, don’t get too excited for the Champions League. Pray hard that Fellaini will fill in the big shoes. As much disappointing as I am, I can’t wait to see Fellaini In United shirt in the next game. All the best, Buddy! Moyes….good luck this season coz as of now to most of the Red Devil fans, you’re as good as a dead man walking….