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United Seal Breathtaking Deals

United have scored one of the most amazing transfer coups of the summer: Nani and Anderson are both set to join the Reds.

Oh my god. I've just arrived home to realise that our beloved United made fools of a lot of other clubs who were all after highly-rated teenagers of Nani and Anderson. The pair are set to sign, with only the formalities, including a medical, are still to be concluded.

Nani, now at Sporting Lisbon, turns 21 in November. He's a pacy winger in the mould of Cristiano Ronaldo - no doubt that he's singled out by Fergie as the successor of Giggs.

The capture of Anderson is the bigger surprise, for me at least. Portuguese Nani'd been linked to us ages ago but it was widely assumed that Porto's 19-year-old Brazilian starlet would be heading for Spain or Italy if he left Mourinho's former team.

The guy's been amazing for Porto since he had joined in 2005. He's already got Champions League experience (Nani as well). He's been named in the Brazil squad for this summer's Copa America so I expect securing a work permit for him would not be too much of a problem.

Anderson is an attacking midfielder who can play just about everywhere where attacking qualities are required. I can't really see him settling into a 4-4-2 system but if Fergie opts for a 4-5-1 or a 4-3-3 (as it seems likely) then he could be a wonderful asset for us.

I'm not sure they'll turn out to be great signings and as I had said earlier, I'm not convinced we need a player like Nani but I can't help being impressed. It's May 30 but United have already signed three major players - Fergie does not want to waste his time, that's clear.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 30 2007

Time: 11:56PM

Your Comments

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LUFC1
exellent signings, gotta take my hat off to GLAZERS for going through with their promise. nani, anderson, hargreaves and hopefully a top-calss striker (eg huntelaar) and were set for yet another great season. COME ON UTD!!!!!!!
united4life
fergie seems to have his head on straight im very jealous. hoping wenger will do something similar...GGGGRRRRR.
mish
What exactly is going to be Man U's first choice midfield next year? This coup really is scary for the rest of us, especially seeing you nicked our Nani!! Ah well, in Jol we trust :-)
Tom_Yoof
excellent signings, very jealous, and you still have hargreaves to come.. if there is one thing fergie knows how to do, and thats rebuild a team.. still they now will have to prove themselves.
PUREGOLD
Looks like it's going to be pretty crowded in the United midfield next year. Giggs, Ronaldo, Scholes, Carrick, Park, Richardson, Fletcher, Eagles, Hargreaves, Nani and Anderson! Where are you going to fit all these players? Who's going to be on their way out? With so many midfielders coming in surely one or more of Park, Richardson, Fletcher and Eagles won't be at Old Trafford next year? I can see Eagles going out on loan but surely some of the others will be sold?
Harry P
If i was united i wouldnt be that happy about the signings as they are nowhere near good enough for first team. They may be able to play against reading but they will be crunched against Bolton and Everton.
Goofle
goofle,coming from an arsenal fan who cant beat the likes of bolton and everton to save their life, maybe you should look before you type. And also, i believe they are more than god enough forfirst team, nani as a replacement on the left for giggs, and anderson can play all along the midfield and up top. Both great signings, and this is more a long-term signing than short-term, building for the future as giggs (replacement nani), scholes(replacement hargreaves/anderson), van der sar(replacement foster) and neville will not be able to go on forever.
united4life
nani is good, Anderson i admit is qulity. Insane. Jelous......
ArsenalRob
When Porto played at the Emirates last season in the Champions league he was by far the best Porto player on the pitch. He's a strong runner and can beat players, although his final ball was sometimes suspect. But he's only 20 years old so that will come. I was impressed with him. Looks like you've got yourself a good'un there. Don't know much about Nani though.
Mad Jens
Andersson is someone I rate, would loved it if he came to Chelsea but I guess not. It will be an interesting season..
makelele
wow i was shocked to see andersson signed. great young signings, the futures looking bright
rooneyisgod
Harry P, I think Richardson and Eagles will leave and maybe Park, too though releasing so much wingers could be dangerous. Fletcher is needed as backup, he won't go.
midlothian99
i dont think park will leave, he is very highly regared in manchester, especially by some of the better player in out team - eg. roonay, ronaldo, etc. due to his enormous work rate, and last season when he was fully fit he was one of our most important player - scoring many goals in such few games. i understand your point about eagles and richardson though, i think the time has run out for eagles, and though i still believe richardson has some to offer to our club, i am resigned to seeing him leave this summer.
united4life
In Fergie we trust.Oh yeah LUFC1.IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHO THEY ARE NOW JUST KEEP AN EYE OUT ON THE TELLY,I'M SURE THEY WILL BE NOTICED.
SweetLeftFoot
Just wanted to say how delighted I am for you guys and the premiership that you signed BOTH Nani and Anderson. I am a Rovers fan (obvious I know) and am over the moon that these two players have signed for a decent club. I was so nervous that Anderson would end up on the Chelsea scrap-heap and that Nani would drift to White Hart Pain. Brilliant that you have signed them both!!!
roversman
Roversman, glad to be of service! :-))
midlothian99
 

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