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Part of my remit, as editor of this site, is to provide a fans opinion!

We`re an unofficial site and we`re here for the supporters to air their views and not necessarily tow the party line coming out of Old Trafford.

Now, as one of the biggest, if not biggest, clubs in the world, we`re always stood on a parapet waiting for somebody to take a hit at knocking us off.

We`re ripe for criticism, we`re ripe for copping some flak and there`s never any shortage of people waiting to have there say.

In the mystical land of the Daily Mirror lives a journalist going by the name of Brain Reade.

Now Reade writes several very intriguing columns throughout the course of the week and todays`, based on football, is no exception.

Today he`s taken a look at Manchester United and the fact that Sir Alex Ferguson could stand accused of not having his finger on the pulse when it comes to foreign stars.

He makes the quite, in our opinion, valid point about our interest in Wesley Sneijder, pointing out that we should have pursued our interest in him when Real Madrid were off-loading players to raise the cash to buy Cristiano Ronaldo.

He also points out that not a solitary Manchester United player made the quarter-finals of the World Cup but takes great delight in pointing out that six of our apparent cast-offs did - citing Diego Forlan, Carlos Tevez, Gerard Pique, Gabriel Heinze, Juan Sebastian Veron and Kleberson.

His final point implies that on the form these six have displayed they`d expect to be regular starters if still at Old Trafford.

Clearly, Reade feels that Sir Alex hasn`t quite got his finger on the pulse of foreign players as he`d like us to believe.

Now, you could indeed make an argument that might be true but perhaps we should point out that Reade is a Liverpool supporter and that perhaps he`d be wiser taking a look at the troubles he might find closer to home.

When it comes to foreign players his club really does take the biscuit with some of the rubbish signed, especially under the reign of Rafael Benitez and if Sir Alex's finger has wavered from the pulse at least we can point to numerous Premier League title triumphs and a continuation of Champions League football, can he?

The answer is most definitely NO!

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 10 2010

Time: 11:00AM

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heh, well said. also, playing in a national team is a lot different than playing for a club team, especially in the premierleague. So what would this guy say about Torres? He's conquered the world cup with Spain but hasnt scored a goal in the cup. What does he make of that? What about Suarez? Does that mean he is able to cope in the premierleague cause he got to the semis? So Rooney, lampard, gerrard and co, should be playing in the championship according to this guy cause they didnt reach the final or semis?
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