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Manchester United: Who can stop them with these two?

After 4 years of largely drab and disappointing summers in the transfer market, where fans’ hopes have rarely been met, Manchester United seem to have decided that the time is right to spend big in order to stave off the latest wave of pretenders to their crown.

Manchester City have spent the GDP of a small country in just a few years. Meanwhile, Chelsea’s incredible Champions League victory seems to have whetted the appetite (and in turn brought out the wallet) of owner Roman Abramovich.

These two sides will undoubtedly provide the most credible and sustained challenge to Manchester United’s pre-eminence since the Red Devils’ supremacy began two decades ago. They say that every empire eventually crumbles. But Sir Alex isn’t quite ready to cede omnipotence just yet.

Accordingly, Manchester United are looking to have a good old splurge and, insodoing, assuage the anxiety of the fans who believe that their club is falling behind the rest due to murky Malcolm’s mismanagement.

If Manchester United do manage to sign Robin Van Persie and Lucas Moura you can forget City and Chelsea. All of the fears of United fans will dissolve as they once again raise the bar of English football with a bewitching blend of relentless attacking footie that will challenge the might even of Spain’s finest.

Van Persie maybe approaching 29 but he is perfect for United for the next three years. Chicharito and Danny Welbeck will continue to get plenty of chances to develop and realise their potential. But they are still young and inconsistent. With Owen gone and Berbatov leaving, United lack experience up front. Van Persie will deliver that experience right now – experience and a lorry load of goals. I still think that he would prefer to go to Juventus but he might well be excited by the prospect of playing alongside Wayne Rooney in a potentially devastating attacking line.

He might also be excited by the potential signing of Lucas Moura. Superlatives are thrown about like rags dolls – and by the billion every day. We at soccersweep have been accused of it ourselves! The insolence! But we truly believe that this kid is going to be one of the top five players in the world within a few years.

Most foreign players will take time to adjust to The Premier League but we think Moura will bed in better than most because physically, he is already a man at 19. He will provide the fairy dust that only Wayne Rooney currently generates for the team. This kid is going to be the absolute nuts.

Manchester City and Chelsea both have excellent sides but if United manage to pull off this massive double signing, we don’t think anyone on these shores will be able to touch them next season.


Possible United XI 12/13 (4-3-3)

De Gea, Rafael, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Kagawa, Moura, Rooney, Van Persie



  1. olakunle

    Jul 24, 2012 at 6:43 am

    dis will b awesome

  2. John

    Jul 24, 2012 at 6:55 am

    This does sound great but wat are the chances?? And on top of that I feel we need another LB more tgan a forward, not to replace Evra but to give him some healthy competition and ease some of the pressure of him over the course of what will hopefully be a great season. Come on glory glory Man Utd

  3. Nsofor paulinho

    Jul 24, 2012 at 7:09 am

    This squad wil be manunited ever best .infact de name will be weapon of mass destrution

  4. Red Devil

    Jul 24, 2012 at 7:22 am

    The signing of Lucas should re-create the buzz of signing Ronaldo. Lucas is THAT good and although not the same player he alone can have a Ronaldo effect over the opposition.
    Signing RvP would just be the cream on top. Nani/Valencia, Kagawa, Lucas, Rooney, RvP would be considered right up there in world football.

    And hasn’t it been ages since every United fan has been genuinely excited about a signing(s).
    I agree we only have one senior LB at the moment, but I’m sure Fergie is working on that too.

  5. Uchenna

    Jul 24, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Well, I think I will become the happiest man if SAF gets them. What a great club United will be. Happy to hear that. Up SAF.

  6. Imran

    Jul 24, 2012 at 7:26 am

    True aft signing lucas n RVP man utd will b perfect and we fans will b able to see plenty of actions goals roaring and at last win n win …. Infact wellbeck n chicarito dey will work hard n fight for thier place similiarly cleverly n carrick n young too….

  7. Victor

    Jul 24, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    If SAF by any means lets this Moura guy slip through his fingers, I’ll be so disenchanted with him that I’ll consider quittin man u club. signing Kagawa isn’t just enough to shore up our midfield which was our greatest undoing last season. Every crucial game we’ve lost including the champion’s league final in 2011 was as a direct result of ineffective midfield and it was a surprise that he didn’t do anything about it last summer. That cost us all trophies last season. The midfield has proven to be the focal point in modern day football & any team that fails to realize that is doing so at it’s own peril. Now is the time to keep up with others.

  8. joshua mfula

    Jul 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Go SAF let us get lucas and Rvp

  9. Robert bailey

    Jul 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    how confident r we of any of rvp or moura

  10. Oladosu Ishaq

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    If sir alex can both players,red devil will win nd win more troupy this season,up united for ever

  11. balow

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    It will be the best team for moment not lik 2008 champion, Ronado, Teves and wayne the great attacker.

  12. Thomas

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    It will be very stronge team

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