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Buy Or Develop?

Posted by Keano! on June 7, 2009

It’s the same case every Summer, and reports seem to get crazier by the year. It is of course, the United transfer wheel and speculation on who the wheel will stop at and bring back to Old Trafford. This Summer so far has been no different with Wigan’s Antonio Valencia, Bayern Munich’s Frank Ribery, Lyon’s Karim Benzema and Real Madrid’s Klass Jan Huntelaar all having reports linked to them that the English Champions are lurking with interest.

The departures list is also heavily populated, with Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fraizer Campbell, Tomasz Kuszczak, Danny Simpson and Carlos Tevez all linked with moves away from the club although some of them are complete media talk and seriously doubt there’s any truth to the stories. Gary Neville to Middlesbrough being the main one.

So the question is, should we buy despite having talented youngsters already at the club? Well MUN has pin-pointed Manchester United’s five young guns who are battling for places in the first team and won’t want to see International stars coming in taking their places.

Ben Foster

Ben Foster has been around for quite a while and enjoyed an impressive season on loan with Watford 3 years ago. The man tipped for a future number one spot at United and indeed England has already pushed Pole, Tomasz Kuszczak out of position as United’s number two with Foster being picked for the Carling Cup final a clear indication of who Fergie has high hopes for. With Kuszczak being linked with a loan move elsewhere, Foster will be hoping that there is no replacement goalkeepers sought after in the transfer window.

Rafael Da Silva

I don’t know about you, but after last season, Wes Brown was my first choice right back for United by quite a long distance over Gary Neville and now he is only just ahead of this fleet footed Brazilian twin, Rafael. The youngster has already made an impressive number of appearances for the Red Devils and if Wes doesn’t gain full fitness soon and start performing, he could see the teenager push him out of position. If there was one issue I have about Rafael, it’s the fact he does dive into tackles at times and leaves himself very open and vulnerable. Not many defenders are being linked with a move to United and I shouldn’t see why as we do have probably the best overall defence in the Premier League taking all of the defenders into consideration.

Darron Gibson

The Irish International started the season in wonderful fashion scoring an absolute belter for United in pre-season against Sir Alex’s son’s side, ‘The Posh’, along with ending the season in similar style with another screamer from distance against Hull City at The KC. Gibson packs a sweet strike on him and can also pick out some great passes in midfield. Similarly to Scholes, he just ladles around the middle picking up the ball and playing the short, simple but effective pass. Rumours arose that Gibson was placed on the transfer list but nothing has come of that.

Danny Welbeck

Danny will probably not want to see an International icon in Karim Benzema or Klass Jan Huntelaar coming into Old Trafford with Tevez seemingly leaving as he will feel he can really make a mark next season. Danny scored a contender for goal of the season at home to Stoke City in the league and also managed a handful of other goals in the season gone by. Questioned over his strength after the Carling Cup Final, Welbeck has proven over the season that given the right ball in the right area he can be just as lethal as the world’s best.

Federico Macheda

Mr. Kiko Macheda will be a hero to most United fans and it seems that many who had never heard of him before his wonder moment against Aston Villa which left SkySports commentary screaming “MACHEDAAAAAAAAAAAAAA,” are all taking to the glory hunting process of hailing him as a hero without ever seeing him play before and let me tell you this, Macheda does things like that for the Reserves and Academy on an almost weekly basis for United. His two crucial goals for United which earned us six vital points may have won us the title. Either way regarding transfers, I think Macheda will feature a lot more now he has shown Sir Alex he is ready for the big stage.

So what do you think over the United “Buy Or Develop?” idea? The facilities are in place to help these youngsters move along and it would save around £30M if United decided to not bring in one or two players.

Feel free to comment below – Your comments matter

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One Response to “Buy Or Develop?”

  1. you should know that developing means future success. However, you would propably see the devloped players moving along for other big teams, wheras buying would mean more strength to the squad to win trophies in the presant and depending on their ages they would be the present and also future of the club. therefore, i would not be supprised to see 2 or 3 new known faces in the united squad in 2009/2010 season.

    thank you

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