When was the last time you actually saw Cole have a blinder and honestly say, I wish he was a United player (before his injury obv)... its a long time since i genuinely rate Cole, he is a good player nothing more, in the 8-12 million bracket in an honest transfer imoI would have to say Joe Cole is far more dangerous & creative.
Although having Young & Joe Cole on opposite flanks might give them a new dynamic to play with.
Young has quality, but the step up to a big club might be too much like SWP... I think he should stay with Martin O'Neill, he seems to have him brimming with confidence!!