Manchester United - Fergie Should Forget About Signing Huntelaar
UK time is: 03:01:44
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Fergie Should Forget About Signing Huntelaar

There is another rumour doing the rounds and it's a rather worrying one: according to reports, Fergie is planning to sign Klaas-Jan Huntelaar from Real Madrid.

Yes, the Dutchman is a great finisher. True. But that's all. Many United fans are keen to see him in our shirt: I'm not. His speed, technique, strength are all average, he's not creative, he's not mobile. He cannot be really involved in the build-up play. He's nothing more than a good finisher.

That would be a luxury which we cannot afford. We need players who can contribute to the attacks more than just finishing them. It did not work with Ruud van Nistelrooy in his last two seasons: his presence actually held the team back, especially Ronaldo who began to flourish after his departure.

And, needless to say, Ruud was a much, much better player than Huntelaar will ever be.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Premier League odds

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

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 25 2009

Time: 10:48PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Can't say I disagree. We need an injection of pace into the team - Berba, Rooney and Valencia are not gonna provide the lightning counter attacks we grew accustomed to two seasons ago.
tuscan3000
Report Abuse
26/06/2009 00:41:00

One deal at a time,first lets rap up valencia's deal.
abmtd
Report Abuse
26/06/2009 08:34:00

Not impressed with Huntelaar eh? As if he'd want to take the step down from Real to yernited anyway! Scraps is what you'll get this season once the teams with cash have had their pick, so take my advice and sign anything with a pulse while you still can.
fifthcolumnblue
Report Abuse
26/06/2009 10:35:00

Agree. When van Nistelrooy left we won the title the next season, scoring so many goals. We need younth, pace, talent and creativity... fine if he's on the bench to come on if we're creating but not putting away, but not too sure he'd take to thatm idea...
Man utd champions
Report Abuse
26/06/2009 13:29:00

I'm astonished you have such a low opinion of Huntelaar. He can certainly play in the fulcrum role up front, and with United being one of the only clubs that consistently cross well I think he would get you plenty of bread and butter goals (probably often the 1st goal, after which you normally rout the other team). He's not the intrinsic poacher that Horseface was, but is better in other departments. I know I'd take him over AdeBarnDoor any day. I reckon he has what it takes to be perhaps 85% of what Torres could be. Still plenty - and you have (had) so much other goal-threat that he'd find plenty of space.
Englishman-in-NY
Report Abuse
26/06/2009 15:37:00

I wouldn't mind seen him at Old Trafford he might not be a starter every game and I cant imagine him costing too much, hes an honest player he just scores goals nothing spectacular and hes not a windbag like Berba, whats the point in build up play without a striker at the end of it I would like to see us score some more ordinary scrappy goals because lets be honest with Ronnie gone and Scholes' legs gone only Rooney can really smack the ball from distance and dont say Carrick can he couldn't smack a cripple.
Kanchelskis
Report Abuse
26/06/2009 17:29:00

Amen Zae, amen.
Paulinho
Report Abuse
28/06/2009 04:46:00

i have to disagree, if he signed banged in 25goals plus, you wouldnt have a bad word to say about him. weve lost that pace, skill and dynamic play now ronaldo is gone forever. the team struggled whenever he hasnt played, and we arnt going to be able to replace that, so we need alternative options. i think a target man like this would be a good option, especially playing alongside berba. we attack and keep possession better than most teams and we are crying out for a top goalscorer.
ryu00
Report Abuse
30/06/2009 04:08:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

One Last Time (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Spurs Set Bid for United`s Young! (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Van Gaal Talks Up Shaw (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Januzaj to Be Given Striker Role (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Di Maria Was Always a Risky Buy! (Tuesday July 28 2015)

Pedro - Coming or Staying (Tuesday July 28 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. TheFamousNo7 31
2. MotorMad 20
3. adowiski 3
4. adigxman 2
5. zicoco 1
6. Carew28 1
7. United Red 1
8. Spanish Red 1
9. kashere21 1

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Double Woodman Exit? Freddie Loan Confirmed
Newcastle : 29/07/2015 20:51:00
Wisdom Signs as Miquel Departs
Norwich : 29/07/2015 20:06:01
Chester Completes Move - No Diaby
WBA : 29/07/2015 19:39:01
Friendly - Walsall 0-2 Albion
WBA : 29/07/2015 19:31:01
Bilic Admits Song Interest Burns Bright
West Ham : 29/07/2015 19:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

US Tour - United v Barcelona?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
United to win! 88%
Barcelona to Win! 5%
A Draw! 7%