Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Diarra The Key?

Diarra The Key?

Lyon's £24million-rated midfielder Mahamadou Diarra is reportedly the player Sir Alex Ferguson sees as the man to replace Roy Keane.

Villarreal's Juan Roman Riquelme and Valencia's Aldo Duscher have also been checked out by the Old Trafford boss.

Ferguson: 'It's not easy to replace Roy Keane, just as it wasn't when Bryan Robson came to the end of his career. We looked for a new Bryan Robson and fortunately we were very lucky to get Roy Keane.

'That scenario is on us again. We've got to get a Roy Keane and we've got to complete that quest in terms of getting that type of player who can influence not just the dressing room but also on the field

'We have some ideas in mind in that respect, maybe not exactly a Roy Keane-type but players who would add to the midfield.

'One of the benefits of Roy was, even though he was from the Republic of Ireland, it was like he was British, so there was no problem in terms of his culture and the language. He was a Manchester lad really, we brought him here from Nottingham at a young age.

'In the present situation where we're looking for a Roy Keane there is no-one, absolutely no-one, of that type in the English game.

'There are some good players in the English game but not a Roy Keane-type.

'So when we look abroad we have to take into consideration that he's not going to be a Roy Keane in terms of his influence in the dressing room because of culture, language, things like that.

'It will be a different type of player but hopefully it will be somebody who has the qualities that we need.'


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

Writer:Cantona
Date:Tuesday May 16 2006
Time: 10:14PM

Comments

0
if u manage to get him then u could maybe challenge chelski next season. perfect replacement for roy
green giant 12
16/05/2006 22:25:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Brook Not on the Slide

Recent Manchester United Articles

Europa League Final - Ajax 0 United 2

Days after the horrific terrorist atrocity in Manchester, Stockholm witnessed a display of support for those so tragically affected.

Stats: Manchester United v Ajax

All the stats from Manchester United (2) vs (0) Ajax, Friendly Arean, 24/05/17 19:45 Att: 46,961

Europa League Final - Team-Sheets

Who starts and who doesn't?

There`s Premier League Interested in Smalling

With two early front-runners for his possible signature.

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)

Europal League Final - MOTM?
Suggested By: Red Boy
Romero0%
Valencia0%
Smalling0%
Blind0%
Darmain0%
Herrera50%
Pogba25%
Mata0%
Fellaini25%
Mkhitaryan0%
Rashford0%
Lingard0%
Martial0%
Rooney0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Chelsea 38 30 3 5 93 52
2 Spurs 38 26 8 4 86 60
3 Man City 38 23 9 6 78 41
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 76 36
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 75 33
6 Man Utd 38 18 15 5 69 25
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 61 18
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 46 -7
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 46 -12
10 WBA 38 12 9 17 45 -8
11 West Ham 38 12 9 17 45 -17
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 44 -15
13 Stoke 38 11 11 16 44 -15
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 41 -13
15 Swansea 38 12 5 21 41 -25
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 40 -16
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 -28
R Hull City 38 9 7 22 34 -43
R Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 28 -26
R Sunderland 38 6 6 26 24 -40
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Aug 7 2017 12:00AM : Leicester City (a)
Community Shield

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Victorpeter0011
2.mykwoi1
3.ForeverUnited1
Write for Vital Football