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According to some press reports SAF is planning to show the exit door to at least 10 players. So which 10 would you select? My 10 are:
VDS - retirement
Neville - retirement
Scholes - retirement
Kuszack - not good enough to be number 1 keeper and has already said he will leave unless that happens
Owen - to make way for someone like Welbeck or Cofie
Hargreaves - can`t see him ever playing again
Brown - has barely featured this season and I wouldn`t be surprised to see him leave in January
Carrick - had a couple of good seasons but hasn`t performed well over the last year
Ferdinand - I can`t help feeling that his injury problems will resurface
And i forgot to add Rooney to my list. I can't wait for that guy to be shunted out of OT after the utter disrespect he showed towards the other player, the gaffer, the club and the fans(even though the stuff he said wasn't entirely false).
I don't think we'll get rid of 10 players in one go, but if I have to pick 10, this would be my choices: -
VDS, Neville and Scholes to retire and take up coaching roles at the club.
Brown, who has seemingly fallen out with Fergie. Also now behind Evans and Smalling in the pecking order.
Gibson, not good enough in my opinion. Great shot but not a lot else.
Owen. He has had a chance, and was worth taking a chance on, but with the promising young strikers we've got coming through now, we don't need him.
Diouf. The bottom of a long list of strikers.
Kusczak. I think he may leave to seek regular first team football. He's a good back up, but not quite good enough to be our regular number 1.
Park. I think he's been good for us, but if either Obertan, Bebe or both start to take their chances in the squad over the rest of the season, we may not need him anymore. With Nani, Valencia, Obertan/Bebe, Giggs (for one more season I think), and hopefully a new left footed attacker next summer, Park may be surplus to requirements.
Carrick. He's been poor for the last 18 months. Central midfield seems the obvious place to be strengthened in Jan/summer with 1 or 2 sigings, and also Cleverley to come back in Jan. I think he could make way for some fresh blood.
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Its difficult to disagree with much of that. Except I think Fergie will keep Brown and Park as experienced , versatile players as back-up in the squad. For instance yesterday it was a good job we had Brown ready to substitute Nev otherwise we would have been down to 10 men.
get rid of rooney he's s hite never performed in the world cup and hasnt performed this season i wouldnt pay him in copper washers ask herandez if he wants a pay rise seems to me the only one scoring in the team
I would like to add the following to your post
There is need pretty much at every position
GK - vds will be gone and SAF needs to find a replacement, I believe he will go with a non-british keeper (not shay given_ as that has worked in the past for him, especially in the champions league
Defence - Ferdinand is getting old and his wages are huge. I believe Ferguson will invest in a 25 yo+ defender, someone who will do a job, not too expensive, fairly experience, but also can sit to let Evans/Smalling develop. Perhaps someone who can fill out on the flanks as well. Jury's out on Evans for a year or so and the same for Ferdinand, I think next season will be telling where his career is going, so I believe he will stay for another year.
Midfield - biggest concern. Need a left footer badly. Creative mid will also be nice. Possibly another ball winner. This is where Ferguson will invest the most I believe.
Strikers - Depends on the Rooney situation. Also dependsa how berbatov plays the rest of the season. Macheda could be good and also Hernandez.
I am not SAF but personally I might let Berbatov go for a large fee if he has a good season and an offer comes in. His value will be high. I see the midfield as the biggest problem area for United
competing against the other top clubs.
I dont know what happened to Carrick. Ferguson has high hopes for Anderson, he might be really good as well.
Seems most clubs play with 2 holding mids and a creative mid, something united lacks at the moment. Perhaps a Jovetic or someone similar might not be a bad investment. Unfort. if Rooney is big what the papers are saying, it might be hard for United to go after the Kaka's or ribery's and those types of established "stars"
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I think utd will still continue to spend the baulk of their transfer money on young players but with less emphasis on the unknowns and more on those who have already started making their mark on the European stage. I also think they will use some of their transfer budget to bring in a couple of players in their mid to late 20s to ensure there is enough experience in the side.