I've been shouting myself hoarse since a year that a relatively easy, but extremely effective buy for Manchester United would be Blackburn's Morton Gamst Pedersen. I thought all those goals against us would've convinced the gaffa about the boy's quality. Anyway, finally i read the lines, that make my smile grow a bit wider. 8 million would be a steal, and if two of Owen Hargreaves/ Franck Ribery/ Fernando Torres also make it to Old Trafford, then the depth on the squad would be fantastic.
There is also talk about the Dutch wonderkid, Klaas Jan Huntelaar coming - but I haven't yet seen him play, so can't comment on that.
Even in Manchester United go on to win 2/3 trophies that would be brilliant because they would've done it without a really world class out-and-out striker, something that is essential to any team that has to do well at the highest level. People would point to Saha, but IMHO he does not count as one. Ronaldo, Rooney and Giggs' superior performances and Vidic and Ferdinand at the back have held the team together for the entire season and hopefully Carrick will show the trues potential that we all know he truly possesses.
To end, a few nice quotes from this weekend.(All from here)
"If I could go back in time I would have stayed at home."
Roma coach Luciano Spalletti after seeing his side beaten 7-1 by Manchester United.
Interviewer : So is the pressure now on Manchester United?
Jose Mourinho: No, no pressure. If they play well, they will win. If they don't play well, they will get a penalty and still win.
Mourinho after Chelsea closed the gap at the top of the Premiership to three points.
"I'd compare him to the incomparable George Best."
David Pleat singing Cristiano Ronaldo's praises during Man Utd's win over Roma.