Welcome to the blog's new feature called 'In & Out' - in which we look at the players who should be the top transfer targets for the gaffer & those who should be heading towards the exit door at Old Trafford...
Following the Rooney saga, CEO David Gill implied that Sir Alex will be allowed to spend around £100 million next summer on world-class replacements for Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes & Edwin Van der Sar... So in the first part, we look at the players who should be top priorities on our transfer radar in the next two transfer windows...
The talented Sunderland midfielder has attracted interest from clubs all over England including us following his spectacular displays since January... Henderson is essentially a creative midfielder who plays in central midfield, but is also adept at playing on the right when the situation demands so... The best part about him is that he's just 20 & so he can be envisaged as the long-term replacement for Scholes... His current market valuation stands around £20 million & he should be a good buy!
Sir Alex sent him a get-well-soon letter when he broke his leg during a game about two years ago... Now every other player doesn't receive a letter from Sir Alex, right? The Belgian international has been the playmaker for Standard Liege & can be a source of creativity in central midfield...
The Panathikinos midfielder hasn't looked back since he broke into the Greece national squad at the age of 19... He has a good World Cup in South Africa & even got himself on the scoresheet... His current market valuation stands around £8-10 million & he can probably fit into the current transfer market policy...
The Chilean winger-cum-forward has recently drawn comparisons with former United playmaker Cristiano Ronaldo with regards to his style of play... Sanchez shone at the World Cup & has been Udinese's most vital player in recent seasons... Sanchez is attracting interest from all over Europe & United will do well to sign him up!
He couldn't have been left out of this, could he? Currently one of the best players on the planet, Bale's meteoric rise from being a bench-warmer to the world's top left-winger has been nothing short of spectacular... His work rate, pace & dribbling skills are an absolute delight to watch & though he won't come cheap, he's touted as the perfect man to take over from Ryan Giggs...
The French midfielder has been much talked about among United fans to take over the job what was once assigned to the perenially-injured Hargreaves... Lassana isn't the first-choice holding midfielder at Real Madrid following Mourinho's signing of young Sami Khedira & is tipped to leave the Bernabeau as early as January... With Hargreaves's future at United looking bleak, the 24-year-old will be a good acquisition!
David De Gea
The 19-year-old Atletico Madrid stopper has been impressive since he was promoted to the No.1 position at his club... He displayed nerves of steel during last year's UEFA Europa League final against Fulham & is a reassuring figure between the sticks... Sir Alex reportedly missed his only second game in his entire United manager to watch him play... With Van der Sar already 40 & deputy Kuszczak set to leave, De Gea can be the ideal successor to the great Dutchman...
Who do you think deserves the 'Fergie Fergie, Sign Him Up!' chant??? Leave your comments below or drop me a line on Twitter @AbhinavCJ... Feel free to add any other player to this already illustrious list!
That's all Folks!