Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Campbell Staying - Berbatov Deal Off Then?

Campbell Staying - Berbatov Deal Off Then?

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Hull City's worst fears: he won't allow Frazier Campbell to return to the Tigers on loan. The Huddersfield-born striker will spend next season at Old Trafford.

Now, it's good news, on one hand. Another talented young player looks set to receive the opportunity to step up the plate and prove his potential. And he's got loads of it: pace, skill, eye for goal, everything.

But currently we have five strikers. Louis Saha's departure is still not closer, as there are only vague rumours about Sunderland. We don't know anything about Manucho who hasn't been granted a work permit yet and there is Rooney and Tevez of course.

Could it mean that the Berbatov deal is off or that Fergie is not confident of landing the Bulgarian? The season is only a week away yet the squad's only glaring weakness has not been adressed yet.

I'm not panicking though: this is the side that's won a magical Double and there are no doubts about whether they are competent enough. The problem is that it's clear we need a different type of striker to the ones we already possess. Saha should be great but with his injury record we can't count on him. Manucho is an unkown quantity while Campbell, Rooney and Tevez are both quick little skilful players with very little aerial threat.

Berbatov would fit the bill perfectly and that's nothing new to anyone, I'm sure. But does Campbell's retaining mean we have given up on him? Or is it nothing else but an opportunity for a very talented young player? We'll see.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Zae
Date:Monday August 4 2008
Time: 5:42PM

Comments

0
haha....
Bosko-Macedonia
04/08/2008 18:00:00
0
I wonder if Arshavin is the key to this... I mean, so what if they buy him? he is not the player to replace berbatov. he doesnt even do the same job. So why think that if he comes in, then berba goes? Is it to finance Arshavin's transfer? Is tottenham short of 20-25 mill euros? It doesnt look like it
alexpant
04/08/2008 18:01:00
0
lets get rid of saha then we can have campbell and berbatov.
rooneyisgod
04/08/2008 20:38:00
0
i hope deal aint off
matth01
04/08/2008 21:58:00
0
wouldnt be the end of the world if he dont come. even if we get berbatov, our first choice striker partnership will be rooney and tevez. i am more than happy with campbell, saha and manucho on the bench.
united4life
04/08/2008 23:48:00
0
Campbell looks a good one for the future, and I certainly think Sir Alex would be wise to give him a few games. But I still think Sir Alex needs to buy a striker: Rooney (out); Saha (always injured, and possibly on his way out of United); Cambell, Manucho (too inexperienced to be expected to play regularly). That just leaves Tevez, who I get the impression doesn't really like leading the line alone. Fine when Rooney's fit, with those three on the bench, but the worryingly frequent times he gets injured means it's a risk United can't really afford to make.
Man utd champions
07/08/2008 14:44:00
0
It doesn't have to be Berbatov though - I quite like the look of Santa Cruz, and he'd be a fair bit cheaper too...
Man utd champions
07/08/2008 14:45:00
0
Having watched the Newcastle game, I'm in two minds. We should have won, and some of the chances we had (Vidic header, Rooney free-kick) should have been goals. But we do need a striker... any striker. There's an air of desperation about it now.
Man utd champions
18/08/2008 12:07:00
0
Campbell did well against Newcastle, but we still need another striker.
Man utd champions
20/08/2008 09:56:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

250 Up, Rooney Gets the Accolades

Now firmly established as Manchester United`s all-time scorer, with 250 goals and counting, the accolades flowed freely after the Stoke City game.

Record Breaker Rooney

After equalling the all-time scoring record, of 24, held by Sir Bobby Charlton, Wayne Rooney finally eclipsed it against Stoke City, on Saturday.

Sir Bobby Talks About Rooney`s Record

Records are there to be broken and one day they inevitably are.

Hughes Bemoans Amount of Stoppage Time Played

It's traditional Mark!

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Stoke City (a)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea1%
Valencia0%
Jones0%
Smalling0%
Blind0%
Fellaini0%
Herrera71%
Pogba0%
Mata0%
Ibrahimovic14%
Mkhitaryan0%
Rashford14%
Rooney0%
Lingard0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 21 17 1 3 52 30
2 Spurs 22 13 7 2 46 29
3 Liverpool 22 13 6 3 45 24
4 Arsenal 21 13 5 3 44 26
5 Man City 22 13 4 5 43 15
6 Man Utd 22 11 8 3 41 12
7 Everton 22 10 6 6 36 10
8 WBA 22 9 5 8 32 2
9 Stoke 22 7 7 8 28 -6
10 West Ham 22 8 4 10 28 -7
11 AFC Bournemouth 22 7 5 10 26 -7
12 Burnley 21 8 2 11 26 -8
13 Southampton 21 6 6 9 24 -7
14 Watford 22 6 6 10 24 -13
15 Leicester City 21 5 6 10 21 -10
16 Middlesbrough 22 4 8 10 20 -7
17 Swansea 22 5 3 14 18 -25
18 Crystal Palace 22 4 4 14 16 -11
19 Hull City 21 4 4 13 16 -25
20 Sunderland 22 4 3 15 15 -22
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Jan 26 2017 7:45PM : Hull City (a)
Capital One Cup
Jan 29 2017 4:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
FA Cup
Feb 1 2017 8:00PM : Hull City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 5 2017 4:00PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 26 2017 2:15PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Yanmispices1
2.softkingvictor1
3.DrAlimo1
Vital Football Comment