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Oh Dear! United Are In A Crisis!!

Well this is familiar territory I have to say. Following the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez the tabloids returned to their favourite topic with relish: United are in crisis.

The Mirror reports that Sir Alex returns from his holiday to find the club in a transfer crisis. They believe that he expected Tevez and Ronaldo to be part of the squad when he returns - yes, obviously, Fergie lives with his head in the sand and he was away on a Mars expedition throughout the last 12 months... after all, the Ronaldo transfer was totally out of the blue and Carlos Tevez was clearly and visibly content with life at Old Trafford, wasn't he?

It's not even July - the transfer window isn't open yet, officially - but we're in a crisis already because we won't be able to sign Ribery and Villa. This obviously spells disaster as United were only successful in the past when we could sign established star players from the continent... hang on, the only such player was Juan Sebastian Veron, one of the biggest failures of the Fergie era... Could it be that the boss has got targets of whom the Mirror does not know and who could, in time, be fundamental in another brilliant United team? No, impossible, such a thing never happened before - the Mirror is always right, you know.

The Telegraph reports that in contrast with our lack of activity, City are already doing the business, securing Roque Santa Cruz and Gareth Barry - proving wrong Fergie's prediction that luring top players to Eastlands will be difficult in the process. Well, it's the first time I heard Roque Santa Cruz being described as one of the top players... and for 17m as well. I guess we could also sign injury-prone strikers from mid-table clubs but that's not the level United are looking for.

I know how most fans feel and I'd also like to see a marquee signing, a Benzema or an Aguero. But even if it does not materialise I won't fall into misery and despair. Life will go on without Ronaldo, without Villa, Ribery or Benzema. I trust Fergie to find the right players - and if we're in crisis now after winning three successive league titles and reaching two Champions League finals in a row, winning one, well, I'd take such a crisis any day.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday June 28 2009

Time: 10:46AM

Your Comments

u muppet u only won those titles cos of ronaldo! now he is gone your 1 man bandwagon will fall apart!
MrDax
I love the fact that Ronaldo was an overrated show pony who bottled it in the big games - until he left United. Now he is the greatest player to have ever stepped foot on the planet and man utd ceases to exist without him! The window hasn't even opened yet we're already relegated according to most. I thought we had to go through the customary 38 games before handing out trophies; but seeing as everyone is deciding next seasons league places now based on the NOTW gossip column - would someone kindly drive the Premier League trophy over to Mark Hughes' house? Maybe tell Pep not to get too cosy with the Champions League trophy because Perez is making room for it on his mantlepiece as we speak!
tuscan3000
This is the situation I like the most when no one fancies us to win anything.
abmtd
Does anyone know anything about the valencia deal,its being stated that he has signed for 15.25million pounds,can anyone confirm it please?
abmtd
MrDax - You're absolutely right! Our defense had nothing to do with it! I mean... a team with a good attack and terrible defense always win things, just ask Tottenham! Ronaldo was doing all the tackling, the tracking back, the goal-keeping cos we all know we needed a team full of Ronaldos to win things! You are ABSOLUTELY right Dax and I'm sorry I replied to your post.
ForeverUnited
Heh, Daxy! Shut up! Yu're showing your mum up!
lurpak
I heard a rumour that Aguero and United are agreeing on personal terms at the moment?
Paulinho
You'll ARE in a crisis, mates. Unless of course you'll have already mentally settled for a title-less season.
ZeeNut
Ronaldo.. gone.Tevez..gone,Giggs,Scholes,Neville..done, Bertatov..flop,Hargreaves..injured 24/7..oh YES and Fergie nearing the end. NO I HAVE TO SAY THINGS ARE LOOKING GREAT LOL
belfastblue
Over the last three years we've won more than our fair share of trophies; and in that time Giggs, Scholes and Neville have made minimal contributions and are not considered first 11 players by anyone other than idiots. Tevez is an average backup striker, Hargreaves would be a great addition to our team but we've done alright without him, Berba will only get better and Fergie is still the greatest manager alive and isn't retired yet. Outside of that we still have by far the best defensive unit in europe, we still have the best english player of this generation waiting to hit his peak and we have more talented and experienced youngsters in our squad than the last time everyone wrote us off and said we'd win nothing with kids. Add to this our recent success, history and financial clout and its clear that we've got just as much chance as every other team in this league in picking up Madrid and Barcelonas cast offs. SO YEAH, TO SUMMARISE TYPING IN CAPITALS IS STILL ANNOYING AND THINGS ARE LOOKING GREAT!!! LOL!!
tuscan3000
abmtd - exactly. as long as they are missing the point (as they are at the moment) we play better with less pressure. Nobody is expecting us to do anything without Ronaldo but I just think they might be a bit suprised...
Man utd champions
I'll take this "crisis" and i'm sure fans of many other clubs would too :P everyone should at least wait until the season starts to see how we do....
Man utd champions
 

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