UK time is: 10:58:00
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Who Did Fergie Scout?

Sir Alex Ferguson had watched in person as Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 3-0 last Sunday in the Spanish League. He could have watched Giovanni dos Santos, Andres Iniesta or Raul Garcia.

All reports suggest different one but one thing is clear. None of them is a striker what we need above all. Iniesta and Dos Santos, both of Barcelona, are versatile attacking midfielders who could do a job at United but have countless rivals for their positions.

Raul Garcia of Atletico would of been a great signing two years ago I think but with Michael Carrick and Owen Hargreaves now occupying position and Fletcher improving beyond hope, this acquisition might seem unnecessary.

Other reports suggest that Barca are growing uneasy over our and Chelsea's interest in Iniesta who is one of the best performers in the Catalan side, with Ronaldinho struggling to recapture the form that made him one of Europe's most feared (and coveted) players. Losing him would be a bad blow for the blaugrana but I just can't see why we would buy him.

The Dos Santos rumour is not a new thing and it's believed that both his and another teenage superstar, Bojan Krkic's agent/father demanded more first-team opportunities for them. We do not need Dos Santos, for all his brilliance: he's just another Anderson. And there are no rumours linking us with Bojan... though that's what I'd like to see.

Oh, and to answer my own question: I don't know who he scouted of the three. It's possible that he only wanted to watch Diego Forlan in action, out of pure curiosity. OR just wanted to watch a good game. He got that though it was quite one-sided.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 12 2007

Time: 9:01AM

Your Comments

It's hilarious: they say Iniesta has a fairly affordable buyout clause in his contract. Anyone could buy him for a meagre Ł40m!
Zae
it was probably dos santos
muffdaddy1983
Tosh, he didn´t scout a player, he had his eyes on a fantastic Cabernet Sauvingion -83 . no secret there.
Blue is the colour
we all know its messi hes on his way to manchester
rooneyisgod
messi - don't make me laugh, he was looking for a retirement home!
merlin
RIG - you are kidding me aren't you.... the first reason is messi doesn't want to leave barca, he is loved by all the fans the second reason is barca just wouldn't sell him not to NO ONE because they know if they did then they might as well cut their own throats because the fans would go mad there would be riots over it
muffdaddy1983
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Rojo - Still No Work Permit! (Friday August 29 2014)

Dortmund Deal in the Pipeline? (Friday August 29 2014)

European Interest in Hernandez (Friday August 29 2014)

Up for Grabs (Friday August 29 2014)

Cleverley Interesting Villa (Friday August 29 2014)

Rip it Up! (Friday August 29 2014)

United - Did That Hurt? (Thursday August 28 2014)

The Unveiling of Angel Di Maria (Thursday August 28 2014)

Zaha Does Return to Crystal Palace (Thursday August 28 2014)

Rooney Gets England Captaincy (Thursday August 28 2014)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. TheFamousNo7 160
2. MotorMad 82
3. Kanchelskis 82
4. nordkap 15
5. ssopon273 2
6. kashere21 2
7. Reddevils4ever89 1
8. D_G 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Sunderland 1 - 1 Man Utd
Man Utd 1 - 2 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Everton 2 0 2 0 0 2
11. Sunderland 2 0 2 0 0 2
12. WBA 2 0 2 0 0 2
13. Man Utd 2 0 1 1 -1 1
14. Southampton 2 0 1 1 -1 1
15. Stoke 2 0 1 1 -1 1
16. Leicester City 2 0 1 1 -2 1

Breaking League News

Richards Rumour Gathers Momentum
» West Ham : 29/08/2014 10:05:00
Rojo - Still No Work Permit!
» Man Utd : 29/08/2014 10:01:00
Dortmund Deal in the Pipeline?
» Man Utd : 29/08/2014 10:00:00
Everton trio make Hodgson's England squad
» Everton : 29/08/2014 10:00:00
European Interest in Hernandez
» Man Utd : 29/08/2014 09:59:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Burnley v United?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
Home Win! 0%
Burnley Win! 75%
Draw! 25%