Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Fergie Should Forget About Signing Huntelaar

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.



For the very latest Premier League odds

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

Writer:Zae
Date:Thursday June 25 2009
Time: 10:48PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Joshua v Klitschko?

Comments

0
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
26/06/2009 00:41:00
0
One deal at a time,first lets rap up valencia's deal.
abmtd
26/06/2009 08:34:00
0
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
26/06/2009 10:35:00
0
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
26/06/2009 13:29:00
0
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
26/06/2009 15:37:00
0
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
26/06/2009 17:29:00
0
Amen Zae, amen.
Paulinho
28/06/2009 04:46:00
0
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
30/06/2009 04:08:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

Lingard Set for England Call-Up!

With one international break behind us, it`s not long until the next one will be upon us.

Mata Looking to Extend United Stay

One in the eye for those whop thought the Spaniard would be surplus to requirements.

Quiz Corner - 5

With Manchester United set to resume their Europa League campaign this Thursday, Whitedevil has come up with a European teaser for you to ponder over.

Jones Suffers More Injury Heartache

With his latest injury looking more serious than first feared.

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 Leicester City?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea3%
Valencia0%
Bailly0%
Smalling0%
Blind23%
Herrera9%
Pogba20%
Lingard0%
Rashford2%
Mata39%
Ibrahimovic2%
Carrick0%
Young0%
Rooney2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 6 6 0 0 18 13
2 Spurs 6 4 2 0 14 7
3 Arsenal 6 4 1 1 13 8
4 Liverpool 6 4 1 1 13 7
5 Everton 6 4 1 1 13 6
6 Man Utd 6 4 0 2 12 5
7 Crystal Palace 6 3 1 2 10 3
8 Chelsea 6 3 1 2 10 1
9 Southampton 6 2 2 2 8 1
10 WBA 6 2 2 2 8 1
11 Watford 6 2 1 3 7 -1
12 Leicester City 6 2 1 3 7 -3
13 Burnley 6 2 1 3 7 -3
14 Hull City 6 2 1 3 7 -5
15 AFC Bournemouth 6 2 1 3 7 -5
16 Middlesbrough 6 1 2 3 5 -3
17 Swansea 6 1 1 4 4 -5
18 West Ham 6 1 0 5 3 -9
19 Stoke 6 0 2 4 2 -11
20 Sunderland 6 0 1 5 1 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Oct 2 2016 12:00PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 17 2016 8:00PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 23 2016 4:00PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 26 2016 8:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Capital One Cup
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Burnley (H)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 6 2016 3:00PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.JoLil23
2.bigmick603
3.ForeverUnited2
4.Jenered1