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i hope we sign torres because he is the type of forward we need he is quick and it would be a great strike force with rooney and ronaldo. i think we should go for vieira because is as got premership experience and he could be available if juventus are relegated
 

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Midfield is the area that needs to be strengthened most, without a doubt. We need a tough tackling ball-winner and a creative force.

I'd love it if United signed Carrick and Mascherano / Cambiasso. Torres would be fantastic, but that's as important an issue as midfield right now.
 

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Yeah, I had been thinking about him too. He has been one of the most underrated players to have played for England in the recent times, primarily due to two reasons : He's partly Canadian, and he plays his club football outside of England.

He really turned in a great performance against Portugal, and if he can be a consistent player, then he should be a good buy for us.
 

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I must admit, he did change my opinion about him following the Portugal performance. I didn't slam him like most did before that - I thought he was better than that. But either way, he's gone up in my eyes after that game.

If he plays like that all the time, I'm all for going after him.
 

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Even though i like Riquelme, i dont want him, he would be Veron II. Diarra is over-rated. Mascherano had a good WC and looks like he could be a useful addition.

Also certainly not Hargreveas, because he had 2 good games for England means we should buy him, I think not.

Pirlo would be amazing if Ac were to be relegated as would Gattuso.
Torres is good, but not a priority
I think we'll get:

Riquelme (15m)
Torres(25m)
Gattuso(10m)
Hargreaves(5m) :(


I want us to get
Gattuso(10m)
Mascherano(12m)
Cannavaro(juve situation)
 

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Luxury...

I love these...

United's main problem is obviously in central midfield, so the main transfer targets should fit into those positions. Of course the transfer situation would rely on the futures of Ruud and Ronaldo, so I'll post a few scenarios:



1. No one leaves

+ Juan Roman Riquelme (Villareal, Spain)
Fantastic playmaker with great physique to match.
Extreme vision and killer passes. Set pieces / Freekick specialist.

+ Gennaro Gattuso (AC Milan, Italy)
Midfield dynamo in the Keane-mold. 27; and experienced at that.
With that engine, he still has 5 years in him. Great defensive player.

+ Kristoffer Haestad (IK Start, Norway)
Young norwegian international with an unbelievable engine. Tenacious, fit and skilled.
Ripped Andrea Pirlo to shreds in Norways WC-qualifier against Italy.
A man to fill Gattuso's boots in the long run.

+ Nuri Sahin
17 year old turkish wonderkid. Awesome technical abilities, INCL. the end product.
Creative midfielder/winger/support striker(?) Could be trained for the future.

If not Riquelme, then Deco or Källstrom (Källstrom; swedish, plays in France.)
If not Gattuso, then Cambiasso/Hargreaves/Mascherano/Carrick (in that order)



2. Ruud leaves, Ronaldo stays.

+ Same as above
+ Fernando Torres (Atletico Madrid, Spain)
Young, great physique, very skilled and a proven dangerman. Aerial ability.
Would really blossom under Fergie.

If not Torres, then Trezeguet? or Ronaldo from Real ;) LOL



3. Ruud stays, Ronaldo leaves.

+ Same as the first scenario.
+ Joaquin, Vicente or Lennon.



4. Both leave.

+ Same as the first scenario.
+ Torres, etc.
+ Joaquin etc.



I sure hope they would move on Riquelme though...
 

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hargreaves did well for england in the wc ....... he might be an option,,,, n maybe someone from chelski..... considering they have around 20 midfielders now..... maybe makelele if they would let him go.......
 

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players between the big 4 in england would never swap teams i think unless the situation is very unique like in ashley coles case..

Two midifelders sounds good. One who is defensive and one who is creative but quick on the ball( More like aimar than riquelme).

If ruud goes then a striker wouldn't be a bad idea as well
 
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yup think that funds look short though so most realistically they should sell RVN to Bayern for Hargreives + cash & bring in Carrick.Total cost'll be probs around 25m for both which is realistic keeping in mind the sale of Mikel & RVN

Dream mid field would be Mascherrano diarra or Gatusso but those look like very far off targets..... Getin very frustrated with lack of activity in the market though & fergies statement that he'll be happy with the current bunch of players....
 

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Lets face it, United are not an automatic choice anymore for top players, we are offering far too little compared with many other clubs across Europe. This is, I believe, the main reason we have not landed anyone this summer. And, I do not think we will.
 

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Yeah, you do have a valid point there RD. I mean, we've been in the hunt for players even before the WC and i just fail to understand why we haven't been able to sign on any new players. Is it that we are offering too less wages?? Is it because we are missing someone like Kenyon?
 

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its because:
1)when players come to england manshester is a lesss attractive option than london
2)Fergie has developed a reputation of being tough on foreign imports
3) Our wage structure cannot match chelsea.s
4) Our transfer budget cannot match the big clubs anymore or at leastthats how it seems
 
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Cafu ? Not sure why we'd want an old player like Cafu when we already have some one like Neville.
gattuso or diarra may be a good signing.
carrick may be a good player but is not worth above 16 million pounds.
cafu stinks
 
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