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  • Le Professeur Le Professeur Oct 21, 2010 21:42 Flag

    Jordan Henderson?

    Latest player linked with us, and Fergie and Phelan were at the Sunderland game Monday night.

    This is what I dont understand, surely bright English prospects like this are who we WANT to be linked with?

    The media have banged on about Francenals policy of signing young gems the past 10 years, but when we adopt the same strategy, its clearly only because of the debts!

    Our net spending each season the past 5 years is not much different to Chelski's...so I guess they're screwed too?

    http://therepublikofmancunia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Spending.jpg

    When Wenger signs someone like Ramsey, its seen as genius, but when Fergie pinches Smalling from under their noses, £10m, nothing special!

    Hernandez would have been hailed as an absolute gem if Francenal had got him...and what better sort of player to sign when you have such a good mixture of ages throughout the squad, the perfect balance?

    But no, clearly its because we cant attract the bigger players anymore, the Ronaldo's of this world are a thing of the past.....and yet Ronaldo was signed as an unknown, and was a 'one trick pony' for his first 3 seasons....maybe Bebe should have word with him, he's already regarded a 'flop'!

    Then its, 'the Glazers wont let us sign a £30m player.....yet we signed Berbatov!?

    You can't win!

    Forget Gill and the Glazers, FERGIE said yesterday that he can still make marquee signings, and had one in mind this summer who didn't want to to come to England.

    Clearly he's lying to keep his owners happy!?

    If we had signed David Villa, you can bet your life people here would still find something wrong with our situation!

    5 points behind the 'unstoppable force' that is Chelski, despite the fact we've thrown away 8 points in bizarre fashion, have several key players bereft of form, and are beginning to integrate young players into the side...clearly the signs of a club in decline! No great players will ever want to join us again!

    Funnily enough, they said the same exact thing here 4 years ago!

    Get a grip please!

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    • Worth bumping this post up I think.

      A load of the ABU's have been on the board the last couple of days saying that if we were signing Henderson we would be saying how great he is.

      The reaction here when we were first linked to him was more or less the same as the reaction to him signing for Liverpool.

      Just thought I would debunk a myth!

    • Is he good enough? (I haven't seen enough of him so you'll have to help me out here). I do think we need to buy the best of British when we can, though I don't see any appart from Rodwell who are good enough. I think Defour is quite likely to come, as is Stekelenberg. Promote Cleverley and then buy a striker, or a left footed attacking midfielder (Costa/Ganso?).

    • Given that two utd loanees - Welbeck and Diouf - featured in the that game Henderson may not have been the reason SAF was there. Its also begs the question is Henderson better than the young players already at utd such as Cleverley, Morrison and Pogba? People will point to the fact that Henderson is already playing premiership football but you could argue that if the utd youngsters were at a smaller club they would also be playing in the 1st team.

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      • Cleverley is ready to be involved as a squad player, but Morrison and Pogba aren't even ready for Carling cup football in my opinion.

        I dont know if Henderson is good enough, if the link is real or whatever. The point is, its the sort of player we should be after, and appears to be the sort of players we are targeting nowadays.

        Something needs to be done about the midfield, whether its clearing out some deadwood or injecting some energy/spirit into it, you tell me, but a signing like this is the way forward.

        We're missing Valencia thats for sure, missing Nani on the left, and most of all missing the Darren Fletcher we've seen the past 2/3 years....thats the big one.

    • Ah ok, I hope he does recall him. I was in favour of him going out on loan to get experience of regular football until Jan, but in hindsight we could do with him here now, jim was right on that one.

    • Aww diddums. Are the nasty lads from the press not being very nice? Well tough. Fergie has brought this all on himself over the years due to his totally unpleasant attitude towards people in the media, not talking to TV stations and generally making journos lives a misery for a long time now.

      Contrast this with how Mourinho, Wenger and Ancelotti handle the media and you couldn't get much more different. I bet all three of these managers despise the media in their private moments but are savvy enough to mask this and are friendly and courteous in press conferences. Fergie is the exact opposite which is why the press gun for him. You may say good luck to him - but don't bleat about it if you feel your fading club gets a rough ride and are misrepresented as it is ALL Fergies fault!

    • No Steve, it was supposed to go to a page where Ferguson said he was almost certainly recalling Cleverley in jan!

      I wouldn't waste my time discussing Torres coming, non starter, and like you I dont think we need a striker.

    • This whole thread has been about the comical propaganda of the Man U fan-boy sites like republikofmancunia and all that bollocks.


      It's pitiful that they've already forgotten about Wayne Rooney...

    • That's good news. He has the talent to be pushing for full England honours within the next 12 months if he gets a good chance here.

    • I wouldn't want him either. He's done the Rooney trick of getting overly bulky, except he might have done it through doing weights rather than eating pies and smoking.

    • The Q&A article with Rafael is a good read guys.

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