Ferguson Eyes Three Transfers
Manchester United are targeting at least three transfers, according to coach Sir Alex Ferguson who has announced that the Devils must make some changes in order to maintain their current top shape.
Given Gary Neville and Edwin Van der Sar’s retirements, United are focused on adding at least a goalkeeper in their squad. The Dutch’s reserve Kuszczak has already proved he’s not a key player after committing plenty of errors that could have cost Manchester even the title at one point. Apart from this, Paul Scholes hasn’t announced yet his future plans, while three other names are also questionable. Michael Owen failed to confirm, while Wes Brown and Owen Hargreaves, who suffered a serious injury last year, are also among the departing list.
Anyway, the keeper remains the main priority in Manchester. Ryan Giggs, who signed a one-year extension, is heading his career end and so does Scholes, something which forced the Scott manager, who isn’t consider retirement, think of more changes. Fortunately, Hernandez’s arrival proved to be a very inspired move on Old Trafford, the Mexican having scored 13 goals so far this season. Dimitar Berbatov has become the best scorer in Premier League, while Rooney scored the third most goals for the Devils. Thus, a forwarder is not among the Ferguson’s near future plans.
The Scott, who has led United to 12 titles, including this year’s one, refused though to mention any name which could join the team this summer, but did reveal that the names are on a list. “We have some ideas in mind. Hopefully we can get them put in place…We have Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes coming towards the end of their careers, Gary Neville has already retired and Edwin van der Sar is retiring, so there are holes we want to plug up,” he said.
Manchester United won the Premier League with one game remaining and has reached the UEFA Champions League final. The Devils meet FC Barcelona in the last term in the 2009 final reiteration. They will next play Blackpool in the last league game, match which is scheduled to take place on Sunday at the Old Trafford. The Champions League final will take place on May 28 at the Wembley.11