Premier league

Could Giovinco complete Manchester United?

Though enjoying a decent profile in Italy he hasn’t become a household name in Europe, mainly because he hasn’t played a lot of Champions League football. The tiny attacking midfielder is a product of the Juventus youth system but has spent large chunks of the last 4 years on loan at Empoli and, latterly, Parma. Last season the impish magician scored 15 goals in just 36 appearances for his loan club. soccersweep thinks that he looked mustard in his cameos for Italy at EURO 2012 and could be the perfect addition to the Manchester United squad if he could be prized away from The Old Lady.

We think that Fergie might tinker with his system again next season. Last time out he largely reverted to a 4-4-2 but, if Kagawa is going to get into the first team straight away then he will either have to play out wide on the left or behind Rooney. Wayne of course prefers to play number 10 but I’m just not sure that Kagawa would be happy getting his boots white out left in a classic 4-4-2.

We think that Fergie might eventually opt for a a more flexible 4-2-3-1 next season with 3 technically adept, quick, attacking midfielders playing behind Wazza. Carrick and Cleverley can protect the defence with Kagawa, Nani/Valencia and someone just like Giovinco causing all sorts of damage behind Rooney. Alternatively, Rooney could stay deeper leaving Chicharito or Wellbeck furthest forward.

There are a mind numbing number of potential variations that United can play in but are we about to see another change in the shape of the team? Will Wayne play up top or stay at number 10? What do you think?




  1. vincent

    Jun 29, 2012 at 10:10 am

    if fergi is to sign a new player let him do it, the rumour is too much, at least let him get one.

  2. hailem

    Jun 29, 2012 at 10:26 am

    i agree man,it is just too tiring to follow rumors with nobody coming to manu.just bring any of the rumored players.

  3. Aj

    Jun 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

    So ill-informed, Juventus has just resigned this guy from Parma a week ago so get a clue feller.

    Tom Cleverley or as I like to call him, “the maestro”, is an attacking midfield player and an incredibly creative attacking threat at that, not a defensive one so once again you are clueless.

    Time to give Ryan Tunnicliffe some chances with the first team this season, such a great young talent and he deserves a spot in the first team.

    We do not need to buy another midfielder so how’s about all the internet nerds stop begging for one, we have a fantastic squad and if we do buy one it will be one that Fergie wants and not boring newspaper talk like modric, who is not good enough for United, or this rubbish.

    I can see the squad now……unless we make another signing or two obviously, dont buy the newspaper talk, wait until offical word by Manchester United.
    GK: De Gea, Lindegaard, Amos
    DF/FB: Vidic, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Rafael, Jones, Smalling, Fabio (if not out on loan)
    MF/W: Giggs, Scholes, Nani, Cleverley, Valencia, Young, Fletcher, Carrick, Kagawa, Park, Tunnicliffe, Powell.
    F: Chicharito, Rooney, Welbeck, Macheda

    We have a fantastic and extremely talented squad, full of world class players and bright upcomnig stars of the future. The future is bright for ManUtd.

    • Bigjoe

      Jun 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

      I agree with you givin some young players a chance but sayin we’ve a fantastic squad I don’t. We need a world class creative midfielder and left back. Goalkeepers are good but in defence unfortunately Rio has lost his pace and Evra always out of position needs a challenge for his position he had few poor games. We need a Modric or Mounthio name 3 games other than community shield that Cleverly was outstanding? I no he was injured ALOT.. Carrick is not good enough. Hopefully Hernandez will find his form again this season Fergie said he likes 4 forwards we’ve 3 Macheda couldn’t make the Qpr team…. So we need new players

  4. mladenManutd

    Jun 29, 2012 at 11:56 am

    hm… we should buy Moutinho. he is available,young and great player ! He can play CMF★, DMF, SMF, AMF . Rooney should play just in attack,he waste his strenght with running box to box. And we need Baines and that’s it.

  5. rodriguez

    Jun 29, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    fergie shud buy james rodriguez he is an incredible player and strootman

  6. Sunday okoronkwo

    Jun 29, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    I agree with miaden,y nt we go for moutinho he is great player nd attacking midfield he strong dan modric

  7. al lemin kalifa

    Jun 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    fergusion shouldn,t look at money as if he brought from scotland
    rummers every without implementation for me am very bored with such
    gossip he leave the likes man city chelsea to beat him in rise of sining of Nasir & anely signed c helsea midfielder Eden hazard i dont want to listen again in to any rommmeers.

  8. Susax

    Jun 29, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Sir Alex pls make us happi by getin this guys plz..

  9. Dennis Bonifce

    Jun 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Sir Alex ,pls sign new players to make us happy cose we are proaud man u.

  10. Balogun gbenga

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I’m tired of rummours fergis pls act fast and sign 2 more players such as motiho and baine.

  11. Nonso man u pikin

    Jun 30, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Peopl ar just saying sign dis 1 sign dat 1.Just take a deeper luk into our squard nd u wil c dat we only need left back whc i thnk could laiton baines,our mildfild is k wt likes of king scoles.and his generations d liks of m carik,T CLEVERLEY,O ando,D fletcher,R tunniciclif,c kagawa,N POWEL WHAT else? C cleverley if injury free is more cretive dan modric and can pass an kagawa can score goals dan modric.HE is too xpensive nd is overated.

  12. Jukovic

    Jun 30, 2012 at 5:52 am

    Dats a gud idea

  13. Cornel

    Jun 30, 2012 at 5:52 am

    Am ok wit the squad we have

  14. Mustapha Giade

    Jun 30, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Fergie should pls consider the coming of W. Sneider to old trafford & forget all those newspaper rumour mongerers.

  15. jamiu

    Jun 30, 2012 at 7:26 am

    My opinion is dat ‎​W̶̲̥̅̊e̶̲̥̅̊ should buy sum lyk rodrigues and guitan with one df dat is braines

  16. David

    Jun 30, 2012 at 8:49 am

    All we need is a left back leghtion baines we dont need a middfielder we will have a good enough squad to win the title if we buy leghtion baines

  17. davido

    Jun 30, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Saf pls we need two more signings, motinho nd baines pls mak do us proud saf.

  18. lukzy

    Jun 30, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Pls SAF if u are buying player buy.we are tired of romour evryday

  19. ANB

    Jun 30, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Am happy wit d current squad!

  20. tony

    Jun 30, 2012 at 10:43 am

    chapman fergie,should go for sneijder,subotic or hummels,and rodriquez.offload anderson,macheda and if possible evra in order reduce the wage bill.

  21. Sulaimon

    Jun 30, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Manutd squad is k lyk dis only left back 4 long term patric evra

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