Sir Alex Ferguson had a look at David Silva while the midfielder was playing in the top division back in his homeland Spain, but, the Scot eventually decided against landing him at Old Trafford as he believed the midfielder would not be well suited to the Red Devils.
According to Ferguson, the thing with the number 10 players is that they don’t contribute anything defence wise. The defensive liabilities are not there on them whatsoever. So, if you go with them, it becomes really, really important that everybody else playing at the other positions do the job perfectly; otherwise, the team would be in trouble.
After Alex Ferguson left Man United, it seemed as though United’s nearest rivals sensed a power vacuum in the EPL. Mourinho has come back to Chelsea at a crucial time for the club; Man City took on Manuel Pellegrini who can instil a bit of continental workmanship and guile into the club; and Arsenal look more willing to open the cheque book than ever.
Arsenal look like they need a centre forward or even a number ten to add some flare and goals to their campaign; a factor which Fergie always ensured existed in his tenure at Man United (note the crucial signing of Van Persie when the media were questioning the fragility of United’s midfield). Continue reading
After announcing that his future lies away from Old Trafford, there has been plenty of speculation linking Dimitar Berbatov with moves to other clubs. After investing hugely in their squad through the summer, many reports have suggested that QPR have tabled a bid for the 31-year-old. However, Mark Hughes has moved to quickly dismiss reports, meaning that the Bulgarian is still no nearer to exiting the club. Continue reading
It would be fair to say there has been a mixed reaction following Shinji Kagawa’s transfer from Borussia Dortmund, with some supporters concerned that the Japan international has simply been recruited to boost shirt sales in the Far East. However, since the £16m transfer many people have moved to defend the deal, with the latest being Kagawa’s Japan teammates who claim that the 23-year-old is a special player who will prove a real menace in the Premier League. Continue reading