Note: Always love it when new authors join the team, and especially when someone as talented in writing as Gonzalo! Hopefully this is just the start of many more articles from him. He's captured the sentiment of every United fan when it comes to the Great One at the top at Old Trafford. Hope you enjoy reading the article too.
Sir Alex Ferguson is proving once again his knowledge and experience in the game by reshaping the squad that will look to retain the Premier League title and also seek Champions League glory, after two consecutive finals ending in defeat to
Heading the right way?
The signings of Ashley Young and Phil Jones, in addition to the transfer of David de Gea from Atletico
, will try to continue the success of the club. It is still expected (at least we as bloggers do) that Fergie will sign a replacement to legendary midfielder Paul Scholes. For this position United have been linked with numerous players, with the likes of Wesley Sneijder, Luka Modric and Daniele de Rossi. The squad is almost complete, but the team now lacks a midfielder capable of destroying the opponent’s game and scoring goals, a task which all of United’s centre halves have so far failed to successfully perform. Madrid
No one has left yet – who will be shown the exit door?
Even though the gaffer has pulled off great deals for quality players which will lay the foundations for a long-term success, it is expected that he deprives many others of the honour of wearing the glorious United shirt. In this sense, Wes Brown, John O’Shea, Darron Gibson, Gabriel Obertan, Dimitar Berbatov and even tireless
Ji-Sung have been linked with a possible exit, the most likely being the aforementioned Brown, Gibson and Obertan. runner Park
In these cases, there is not much to worry about, in the sense that loyal servant Wes Brown has played only a small role in the recent campaigns, his playing time decreasing since the Champions League final against
. Phil Jones’ signing covers any defensive problems we might have. Chelsea in 2008
Gibson has played more games in the last few seasons, but has not performed at the expected level when it mattered most, with the exception of probably one of his best performances in a United shirt against Schalke at Old Trafford. If United do sign a central midfielder, his absence will not be missed, especially considering that now other youngsters might get a chance to step up.
The introduction of youngsters in the first-team squad
The inclusion of players returning from loans such as Tom Cleverley, Federico Macheda and Danny Welbeck will add to the great depth of squad the club already has. Even players who have risen through the ranks and were part of the FA Youth Cup glory last season are likely to be given their first minutes as senior professionals. Many await the inclusion of the likes of Ravel Morrison, Paul Pogba and Ryan Tunnicliffe in some of this season’s games.
Once again, the legendary manager is displaying one of his best abilities- the rebuilding and redeveloping of the team, guaranteeing success and continuity of the footballing project. He's showing how to really take a team through a period of transition while still being successful, something certain managers are still trying to do. No surprise that Sir Alex is the best Manager in the world!