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New Boys Settling In Well!

The coming season promises to be a testing time.

Having rotated the squad with several experienced (but fringe) players leaving and with a few retirements, Sir Alex has drafted in several big-money signings, in Ashley Young, David De Gea and Phil Jones, to bolster a squad with a touch of youth.

For many it could very well be seen as a transitional period, but are a club like United allowed such a thing with expectation levels always so high?

Rio Ferdinand, facing the journalists stateside, on tour, believes that the nucleus of the side is still there and has described how the new-boys have settled in, commenting,

"I think we`ve still got an experienced nucleus who have been here four or five years and have won things consistently."

"That breeds confidence which is invaluable."

"We`ve also added three hungry players who all want to win trophies."

"They`ve done really well, all of them. No fear, no problems. None of them has looked nervous. Ash has been here since day one and has fitted in really well."

"He played his first game and looked comfortable. The other two lads joined up a bit later - Phil Jones knew a few of the younger lads already, plus Mame Biram Diouf, so that`s helped."

"It`s been a bit easier for him than it has for David de Gea."

"But a few of the lads speak Spanish, so it hasn`t been too bad for him."

"I`ve always said it is an easy club to come into - there`s such a good team morale."


Comforting words, although who`ll form the first starting eleven; against West Bromwich Albion in the opening fixture of the season will be a difficult thing to predict.



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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 21 2011

Time: 4:38PM

Your Comments

I would say we're having a brilliant pre-season, especially when comparing our results to that of our rivals. I know it's only pre-season and everything and Scolari's reign at Chelsea is an example of why not to look too into it but it's really pleasing to see all the players giving Fergie a selection headache.
TheFamousNo7
now watch amos get # 1 :P , couple of mistakes but hes really young, nice reactions
RedDevilKile
Who is rio ferdinand?'never heard of him.
Dannism
That's rather surprising Dannism, seeing as the guy can't seem to keep his camel-like gob shut.
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