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United Can't Rely On Ferdinand Anymore

United Can't Rely On Ferdinand Anymore

Well, guess what, Rio Ferdinand's back problem is... back. Yeah, I know, he missed two whole months so that the club would get to the bottom of the problem and he was said to be fine, training perfectly.

Yet he pulled out of the game against West Ham with a twinge in his back and is set to miss the Carling Cup final on Sunday as well. As Ferdinand is 31 now, a persistent problem surely means that his best days are now over and we can no longer rely upon him.

It is possible that he's saving himself for the World Cup, as I suggested in the case of Vidic - who, incidentally, was absolutely magnificent against West Ham - and if that's the case, shame on him even though it's partly understandable: it's likely to be his last World Cup and he's done nothing of note on the international stage yet while he's won everything at club level.

And this would be the better scenario. The worse case is that Ferdinand's back can no longer cope with the demands of professional football. Age's got to him - even though at 31 he should have 3-4 more years at the top - and we should top counting on him as a key player.

Which would mean that we have an awful lot of rebuilding to do. Chris Smalling arrives in the summer but he's far from being the finished article and if Vidic leaves we'll be in real trouble. Plus Scholes and Giggs surely have to replaced sooner rather than later, we need another striker as well and it seems that Anderson won't fulfil his potential at Old Trafford. Worst case scenario is that we will need about 7-8 new players in the summmer - which we can't afford if we're talking about players of Manchester United's quality.

It will be a tough summer ahead if misfortune keeps piling up like debt does...



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Writer:Zae
Date:Thursday February 25 2010
Time: 7:25PM

Comments

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well a great choice of england captain he is then. should of chose rooney or gerrard in the 1st place
black-messi
25/02/2010 19:36:00
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Turning into Ledley King mk ll
superspuds
25/02/2010 21:17:00
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We have alot of great young players coming through for central midfield (James, Ekrem, Petrucci, Possebon etc.) I think that they should be incorporated into the first team more as its the only way they can become great players. If we need to sacrifice our sucess for the next few years I wouldn't mind as it would result in a more stable future. Also we shouldn't write off Anderson all of the sudden, I know he had an injury but Nani regained the faith of all fans. As for Vidic and Ferdinand, most people wouldn't agree but I think they should be sold and a new partnership could be brought in to replace them.
khoder
26/02/2010 09:46:00
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Thing is our defence last year won us the title, and also made us one of the teams to emulate - VdS broke that record for clean sheets, and this season we have been crap
niteworlok
01/03/2010 21:39:00
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