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Manchester United: The Next No.9?

Cavani scores for fun wherever he plays. Despite starting well in France, there are rumours that he too could be heading for England, with Manchester United and Chelsea reportedly among his suiters

Both great

The famous Manchester United number nine shirt is currently vacant but you have to assume that it won’t be long before it’s filled.

Louis van Gaal is clearly assessing his squad in America before deciding whether that shirt should go to a current member of the squad or to a new signing.

We think that there are two main ways that this could go. Manchester United will promote a specific player from within or sign one of the world’s best strikers.

Danny Welbeck

If LvG does decide to promote from within then Danny Welbeck is the obvious candidate for the number nine shirt at Manchester United.

He gave a brilliant performance against LA Galaxy and although that’s just one game it does bode well for the future. He seems to have kicked on again since last season in terms of technique, physique and overall maturity.

We believe that he is exactly the sort of player who could thrive under LvG’s tutelage and he could well get the nod for the number nine.

Edinson Cavani

If Manchester United do decide to invest in another centre forward this summer then Edison Cavani seems like one of the more feasible options. Reports on Friday suggested that United are in talks for the player.

He spoke recently about his love of The Premier league and appears open to a move.

Cavani looks like a man of passion and perhaps he’s not getting enough of an adrenaline kick playing in France. The Premier League would welcome him with open arms.

We think that he would be an explosive goal machine for Manchester United. The question is how
LvG would fit Van Persie, Cavani and Rooney into the same side, as they should all surely be starters.

But Manchester United may lose Javier Hernandez this summer and, if they do, they could well add another striker. They don’t come much better than Cavani.

Let’s take a look at Edinson in action. Manchester United fans: do you think that these two are the favourites for the jersey next season?




  1. akash

    Jul 26, 2014 at 4:49 am

    I don’t agree! Van gaal should sell chicharito javier henandez! And why wasting money on a striker like cavani! Our striker is strongest! Just invest the money where we needed that is central defender and defensive midfielder

    • Abroad

      Jul 26, 2014 at 6:58 am

      Please if this rumor is true, then I’m disappointed at LVG. Cavani will flop like Felani. We don’t need him, invest d cash on defend and midfield FULLSTOP!!!

  2. Samuel oyee

    Jul 26, 2014 at 4:56 am

    Edinson cavani will be a very good winger 4 manchester united. Make sure its done.

  3. Lloyd

    Jul 26, 2014 at 5:11 am

    Why disturb our attacking department which is the strongest at the moment? The combination of Rooney, RVP, Welbeck, Chicharito, Valecia, Young, Kagawa, Janujaz and Mata should stay put. If we have cash, lets focus on our old pending case of replacing Scholes and Roy Keane and the Vidic and Rio have given us another task to handle in filling their voids. Thats where the money should go.

  4. henry

    Jul 26, 2014 at 5:26 am

    Am not happy with the decision of selling chicharito and buying USELESS cavan. Pliz LVG just buy Di maria- vidal -hummels and keep our kid chicharito unsold.

    • sunky

      Jul 27, 2014 at 4:56 am

      Jst buy di maria, hummes and vidal and sell young, smalling.

  5. Sunday

    Jul 26, 2014 at 5:45 am

    LVG should enough strikers. Man u focus on defensive milfider nd central defence

  6. Sunday

    Jul 26, 2014 at 5:46 am

    LVG has enough strikers. Man u focus on defensive milfider nd central defence

  7. Osipitan Olalekan

    Jul 26, 2014 at 6:08 am

    Man United did not need of waste Money on sign Big striker now, what we needed is central defender and defensive midfielder. All we are saying give us Vidal!!!

  8. Ibukun Adeniji

    Jul 26, 2014 at 6:44 am


  9. stan

    Jul 26, 2014 at 6:57 am

    its obviously we where scoring last season, bt conceeding as well, so we dont need a striker. what we actually need is a holding, ball winner, box to box midfielder, and 2 CB of which 1 can play backup 4 shaw. Blind is the man

  10. escobar

    Jul 26, 2014 at 6:59 am

    we dnt nid cavani, javier is beta dan him, javier just nid more playing tym, plz lvg, go n get vidal, cadruodo n humels plz

    • Amir khan

      Jul 27, 2014 at 2:03 am

      Yes we need humls, sell nane felainy. But need strong defender. N de Maria.

  11. Abroad

    Jul 26, 2014 at 7:03 am

    CAVANI will flop like d way TORRES did @ Chelsea. Please if this rumor is true, then I’m disappointed at LVG. Cavani will flop like Felani. We don’t need him, invest d cash on defend and midfield FULLSTOP!!!

  12. Acarsolomon

    Jul 26, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Just buy 4 us ac defender and ac midf

  13. Kinsman

    Jul 26, 2014 at 7:56 am

    United are too slow in d transfer market

  14. Bukunmi

    Jul 26, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I am very very disapointed in LVG sayin he want 2 sign edinson cavani what we need on ground z a central back and a defensive mid-fielder and the central back who can do d job is delay blind up united! United will stand

  15. Johnson kaka

    Jul 26, 2014 at 9:27 am

    I wonder where n what all de money woodward has been talkin abt wil be used for , if he cant buy di maria, vidal, blind and de vrij

  16. Spinsa

    Jul 26, 2014 at 11:13 am

    We don’t nid Cavani all we nid is centra n defencsive fielders n Hernandez nt 4 sale.

  17. Tichaona Machinga

    Jul 26, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    United should sign Cavani he is a goal scoring machine and we will have option upfront

    • kafero wise bright

      Jul 26, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      vidal en hammels is the case but not cavani who didn’t even help uruguay.

  18. Mikele

    Jul 26, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    We dont need Cavani!
    All what Manchester United need:
    Vidal, Hummels, Reus and maybe Blind…

  19. gex

    Jul 26, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Man utd must sign Di Maria which who will make a change, and also keep on forcing Hummels and Blind.

  20. Jeremia Stephen

    Jul 26, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    pliz lvg, dnt buy useless cavani we nid central defender n defending midfielder, n dnt sell chicha!

  21. bello

    Jul 26, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    may be some ppl do not notice what happen to manu when VP is not around last season,sadly Wayne could not produce when it matter most against Everton and Bayern and he do have a glare chance. so as chicarito used to flop when united are playing against formidable opponent like Barcelona,Liverpool or man city when you need 11v11 on the pitch. let VG buy Cavan DAT doesn’t stop him from buying Matt.H,Vidal or Di maria. this is high time for united to spend DAT money.


    Jul 26, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    LVG.pls we dnt want cavani in our squad just buy us good midfider nd better defender .chicarito is nt 4 saleeeeeee ooooooo

  23. mokoko joseph

    Jul 26, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    we are trong enough for us play with the players we have i do not see the need for a no 9 player, we need but a centre midfield /centre defence playes for now.

  24. jay

    Jul 26, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Plz an plz buy us Di Maria vidal Alax SOng and hummules

  25. Mulekwa

    Jul 26, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Pliz LVG, we ar not askn 4 messi, ronaldo, bale, suarez or neymar b’se these may seem expensive! We ar just requestn 4 vidal, cuadrado $ hammels whose total cost may not even buy one of the former mentioned stars from thier current clubs! Now if the later deals flop, will this still be the bigest club in the world lyk u said be4? To me the quality of players u hav define hw big the club is!

  26. demayor

    Jul 26, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Hmmmm lvg pls we dnt need cavani in our team cux we are still regreeting of buying fellaini and pls chicharito is our saviour!!!

  27. mohammed amin

    Jul 26, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    weather yes or no lvg should cavani bcause we need more strakers in our scort

  28. Charles Yakani

    Jul 26, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Hee, LvG hard time ahead believe not in this scoud defence will be exposed middle fielders will not know what to do then you see W.Ronney runs all the way from attack to rescue in the defence. Buy one defensive middle fielder & two defenders to rescue ManU from those days coming. Manchester United for ever.

  29. Dare abdulwahab

    Jul 26, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Tank you van gaal i saw your hand.

  30. Vincent

    Jul 26, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    pliz dont jus be blind LvG , we need to replace Scholey n Rio Vidic gaps urgently , dont fail us so soon with this decision to spend money on a striker yet u knw we have it all to choose from . also pliz our Chicharito must go nowhere , jus give him a game tym u will see. Bring us Hummel , Vidal , Di Maria with all means , thanks .

  31. Amba Daniel

    Jul 26, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Don’t be blind,we need a supporting left bck, ac defender and @vidal for the box-to-box duties

  32. Connection73

    Jul 26, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Wat man utd need is a defensive midfielder, central defender n also a winger n a striker.

  33. yomi

    Jul 27, 2014 at 2:29 am

    Vida, blind,hummels n di maria is the answer……

  34. Kabalira David

    Jul 27, 2014 at 3:51 am

    We have all seen Chicharito’s ability, we dont need Cavani, what we want to see is Vidal, Hummels, Cuadrado and Blind. Period.

  35. sunky

    Jul 27, 2014 at 5:03 am

    Pls lvg I personally will really appreciate if u can jst get us DI MARIA, VIDAL, HUMMELS, STROOMAN and offload d like of YOUNG, SMALLING,ANDERSON,ZAHA,AMOS…….

  36. King

    Jul 28, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    some r absolutely correct dat we dont need cavani.
    we need these 4 players to be champions again..
    1.Paul Pogba
    3.Marco Reus
    4.Mats Hummels
    and sell young,cleverely,amos,smalling and welbeck

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