It took many years to fill the gloves of the remarkable Peter Schmeichel and, similarly, many believe that Manchester United have still to repair the huge divot created in midfield by the departure of Roy Keane all the way back in 2005.
Of course there is much evidence to suggest that no such problem exists – Manchester United have had the most successful period in their history since the brilliant Irishman left the club.
There is however a sense that a really imposing box to box midfielder would ignite Manchester United and provide the final piece of the 2012 jigsaw.
Thus speculation has been rife for as long as I can remember about midfielders coming to the club. The latest target, according to Talksport, is Russian national captain Igor Denisov.
The combative midfielder is somewhat reminiscent of the supreme Mr.Keane on and off the pitch. He has regularly courted controversy with fiery behaviour and recently questioned the fairness of paying the new arrivals at his club, Axel Witsel and Hulk, three times the wages of any other individual in the squad.
This is him right:
“Yes, we bought good players who clearly will help Zenit. But they are so much better than others to earn a salary three times better?”
And this is me:
Denisov is 28 so Fergie seems unlikely bite. But the recent acquisition of Robin Van Persie proves that if a player is good enough for Manchester United he is young enough for Manchester United.
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