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Really Only One Signing, Fergie?

Really Only One Signing, Fergie?

I'm a bit alarmed by Sir Alex Ferguson's declaration that he's looking to bring in only one player. The gaffer seems reluctant to spend on more players though there are areas which clearly require strengthening. But let's hear what he's got to say first.

'The European Championship derails transfer activity,' he said.

'Nothing really happens while the championships are on. Now it is all over, things will settle down.'

'Managers are back at clubs, back at training and you can get some dialogue now if you are interested in somebody, but I wouldn't think any more than one player.'

And why not?

'People think it is easy to buy players nowadays but it isn't. Money plays a big part and clubs with ambition don't want to sell their best players so it is not as easy as you think. We tend to look for younger ones because of that.'

Still, it does not explain why he wanted to sign only one man. He proceeded to say then that he trusts our veterans, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, to play a key part in next season.

Well, I'm worried about that. I'm not sure if there's much left in them and they certainly should not be counted as key players... But what do I know?

I can only share my opinion which is that we need at least three players. A winger, to replace Ronaldo, a full-back and a striker. These are obvious requirements if we want a successful season and not just a transitional one.

With Giggs and Scholes getting older, one player surely won't be enough to replace the 42 goals of Cristiano Ronaldo. And for the silly money we can get for him, I really think we should bring in a few useful additions.

I'll not be overly worried if not: I endured bleak seasons before and it's better keeping the current squad together than signing Djemba-Djembas. Hell, I even accept if Giggs and Scholes are going to start every game; after all, we've just won the Double, I'm not really hungry for more just yet!

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Date:Monday June 30 2008
Time: 5:19PM


Fergie cant show weakness in his stance on the whole Ronaldo thing, so i suspect this one signign is another cheeky "hands-off" to the guys in Madrid. I fully expect that if ronaldo DOES go, we will get someone, in addtion to this "one signing". As for who that may be, i have a funny feeling it mught be Berbatov. Thew quotes about teams with ambition not wanting to sell their best player fits in with the news that spurs are unwilling to do business in the wake of the carrick transfer and even a blind man can tell that berbatov is one, if not the best player at ther club. Also, i dont think it will be a fullback as in my opinion we have adequate cover, The news from bordeaux boss is that silvestre is going to stay in manchester for his last season, and along with evra and o'shea we have enough at LB. As for RB, the gaffer spoke quite confidently about Neville coming back, and he promised to give the captains armband straight to him, which suggests to me he is in Fergies first xi plans. On top of this we have Brown, who was awesoem last year as well as Danny Simpson who played a handful of games last season (and excelled) and i belive he will be our future RB in years to come. And lets not forget the two brazilain twins comign in - i just think gettign any fullbacks at this time will de-stabilise the development of others, which is why i think we are in for a striker. But, i could be wrong.
30/06/2008 17:56:00
He's telling fibs ;) I think he'll bring in 4 or 5.
30/06/2008 20:26:00
i think a striker is all we need at the moment. maybe if ronaldo goes we can get som1 else
30/06/2008 20:40:00
Are you stupid? :| no offense, We will only buy 1 player because RONALDO WILL STAY!! if he does somehow leave then ofcourse we will buy more player LOL cant believe you thik we would buy 1 player even if we sell Ronaldo LMFAO, i personnaly think we only need a striker.....someone tall and quality, i would like to see us get Berbatov. dont think we need a full back until Neville retires or Silvest leaves. RB: Neville or Brown LB: Evra or Silvest..........If we bought a full back it would need to be someone cheaper then £10m and someone willing to sit on the bench and buying a full back like that is pointless. THATS why i think Ferguson will wait till Neville retires to buy a full back
30/06/2008 22:35:00
Reddevils4ever89 - who exactly is that aimed at? Ceretanly cant be me because if you read my post I have said how I think SAF will get a player IN ADDITION to thwe one already on the cars IF ronaldo was to leave. As for the rest of your post, 100% agree.
01/07/2008 00:02:00
on the cards*
01/07/2008 00:02:00
oh sorry i didnt make it clear, it was aimed at the writer of this article (Zae? )
01/07/2008 03:05:00
Sorry to go off topic guys - papers here are reporting that Richie Jones has had a medical for Hearts. I'm not familiar with this lad - any info?
01/07/2008 13:37:00
I think that one signing will be a striker so i'm excited to know who that player is going to be!
01/07/2008 14:13:00
...but what about Dong?
01/07/2008 14:51:00
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