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Fergie: I Want A Striker!

Fergie: I Want A Striker!

Up until now only us and Everton have failed to dip into the transfer market. As weeks went by and rumours were quashed many a United fan (me included) expected us to start the season with the same squad; hardly a bad thing considering the heroics they performed last season.

However, today Ferguson has admitted to having a list of 3 or 4 strikers in his mind - one of which will be with us before next Sunday`s opener against Newcastle at Old Trafford.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Ferguson revealed he has been in the market for a Striker...

"We are looking at three or four different options in the striking department which I hope will come to a happy conclusion."

Throughout the summer we have been linked with the likes of Benzema, Berbatov, Huntelaar, Santa Cruz, David Villa and most recently David Silva, but Ferguson has opted to keep his cards close to his chest, instead leaving reporters will an encouraging statement of intent...

"Hopefully we will have someone in for the start of the season.'

Indeed, earlier on in the day our very own John O`shea claimed he wouldn`t be surprised if the gaffer has something up his sleeve on the transfer front...

"I am sure he will have a few ideas in mind anyway. The deadline is a few weeks away yet so we might have a new face or two.'

However, despite all the talk of new strikers, Fergie has refuted claims it would lead to the sale of Louis Saha; a player who Fergie still believes has a future at Old Trafford...

"You don't want to give up on people like that just because they have had a few injuries. When he is fit, Louis is an explosive player who will guarantee 20 goals a season. Louis is on a programme at the moment which we feel will get him to 100% fitness. It is more about his confidence in doing this programme which will get him back playing all the time. Hopefully that is the case because he is such a fantastic player.'

Well, it would seem our summer of discontent is well and truly on its way, and I for one am excited about the upcoming week. Hopefully tomorrow`s Community Shield will see Ferguson reveal to us a little more on this 'mystery striker'.

As always, more on this as we get it...



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Writer:United4Life
Date:Saturday August 9 2008
Time: 3:12PM

Comments

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Fergie always going to get a striker in, you should never read what the papers say in the summer they make it up as they go along
Patrick Bateman
09/08/2008 15:38:00
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Good that he is looking for a striker, i would be happy with any of the following......Huntelaar, Berbatov, Eto'o,
Reddevils4ever89
10/08/2008 00:02:00
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huntelaar defo
ryu00
10/08/2008 21:58:00
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he refused to deny about Henry , think it is just to try and get tottenham to lower their price on Berbatov , but its not gonna happen
No1Yido
11/08/2008 10:52:00
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Can't Spurs fans fathom that there are other strikers out there other than Berbatov? I fully expect (if we do sign someone) that it wont be Berbatov, and all this talk of reverse-physcology on Fergie's part smaks of desperation from a club that knows they need to sell a player but no-one wants him. Im looking for Huntelaar to come in...
united4life
11/08/2008 14:28:00
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It has to be Huntelaar!! It's so obvious he is what you need!
oranje_emu
11/08/2008 16:11:00
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United need to hurry up - the season, and for that matter, the transfer window is fast approaching. I worry that Spurs may keep us after berbatov until the very end of August, and then deny us at the last, and we will be left without an out-and-out striker until Decemeber/January at least.
Man utd champions
11/08/2008 18:51:00
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P.S What does everyone think about this Henry rumour??? Personally, I hope Sir Alex is just saying that to speed up the Berbatov transfer!
Man utd champions
11/08/2008 18:52:00
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Please people can we look outside the box...Berbatov is a class striker, but he isnt the only one. Stop beig led by the media and make your own judgements.
united4life
11/08/2008 23:07:00
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Berbatov isn't the only one, true, but he appears to be the only one who ticks all the boxes. Other strikers are either happy to stay with their clubs, or the clubs don't want to sell them. I'd be happy for an alternative to Berbatov, but with the season less than a week away, unless Sir Alex has got something up his sleeve we don't know about, it's the only transfer that could possibly go through in time. And with Rooney probably out, it looks like we could really need someone to play with Tevez against Newcastle.
Man utd champions
12/08/2008 10:16:00
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