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Manchester United Transfers: New link to phenomenal forward. No smoke without fire?

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No way

Real Madrid may not always get their transfer policy right. They went for 10 years before they won La Decima in May.

But one area of the policy, which we believe to be astute, is that they seem to want to add a forward every year – someone to freshen up the attack.

You would imagine that Manchester United will focus mainly on midfield and defensive targets this summer. But goals win games and they may well also look to bring in another forward.

soccersweep has long held the belief that there is seldom smoke without fire in the transfer market. Many to most transfer tales, regardless of whether they come off, have some substance.

So the fact that Edinson Cavani has been regularly linked to Manchester United over the last couple of years makes us believe that there has been some communication between the parties.

There is very little not to like about a player who has 179 goals in 328 club games in his career. But a report in The Mail over the weekend suggests that Manchester United may be lining up a swap deal with him and Wayne Rooney.

There is the chance a deal involving a Rooney – Cavani trade could happen, with PSG also banking some cash

Rooney may not be quite as explosive as he used to be but we don’t think it will take too long for a great football man like Louis van Gaal to realise the value and virtues of the player.

Some fans may still have a bad taste in the mouth after he seemed destined to leave the club on a couple of occasions but that was simply because he’s a born winner who wants to be achieving every season. That’s surely a reflection of how the fans feel too. They want success and won’t settle for less. All power to Rooney for keeping the bar high.

Wayne Rooney has been the most important player in The Premier League for the last 10 years. Without him Manchester United wouldn’t have won anywhere near as many trophies. He’s played in some great Manchester United teams but also dragged the club to success when the side hasn’t been so good.

So the idea of swapping him for anyone is absolutely bananas as far as we are concerned. Rooney is the heartbeat of Manchester United – as Louis will soon discover.

Let’s see Cavani in action. Manchester United fans: are we all agreed on this one?




  1. Spanish Red

    Jul 20, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Totally rubbish article. Firstly, Cavani is not a phenomenal forward at present and I guess you are talking in the present. Obviously you didn’t watch the World Cup where he did absolutely nothing.
    Rooney is a born greedy Scouser who, when it looked like he wasn’t going to get his own way on a couple of occasions, threatened to walk away, threw his toys out of the pram and basically turned into the spoilt brat that he is.
    Most important player in the Premier League? What a ridiculous statement. So, more important than Drogba, Gerrard, Ronaldo and Suarez.
    When van Persie was fit and on form United won the Premier league, Rooney didn’t help much. When van Persie wasn’t fit and on form United finished seventh, Rooney did help quite a lot towards this position.
    Having said what I did about Cavani I would swap Rooney for him in a heartbeat. A measure of how good Rooney is is that United would probably have to give Rooney and about thirty million pounds to get Cavani. Another measure is that Chelsea were only prepared to pay about twenty five million for him. Overrated, overweight and overpaid, get rid!

  2. Spanish Red

    Jul 20, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    By the way if, as you say, he was going to leave the club on a couple of occasions because he’s a “born winner”, how come he didn’t leave?
    I would suggest that he didn’t leave the club because he was given more money. This doesn’t make him a born winner, this makes him greedy.

  3. iceman

    Jul 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Rooney is over rated and ruins the shape of the team when you try and fit him I’m. Mata is a better no 10 rvp a better striker and rooney is shocking on the wings so in my opinion rooney should be let go and another striker brought in but not cavani as he’s overpriced!!

  4. Sam

    Jul 20, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    If Mu want to change striker, not Cavani.

  5. Bert Oka

    Jul 20, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    That is no sense, Rooney is the engine of Manutd, if the club has to add astriker let them buy. They should leave Rooney alone & he is not worthy Cavani who did nothing during world cup.

  6. Aaron S. Walatee

    Jul 21, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Rooney is going nowhere

    • Tidexsolomon

      Jul 21, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      Ronney will be back in real hot form and you will be amazed but Cavani is far from what we need in man t squad

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