Thursday, January 6, 2011
In & Out: 'Clever' Move For Obertan???
According to some sections of the British media, Sir Alex Ferguson will probably recall young on-loan midfielder Tom Cleverley back from Wigan Athletic during the ongoing January transfer window. The speculation about this move has increased given Cleverley's good run for the Latics coupled with Man United's lack of creativity in midfield. With Park having left on national duty, Scholes injured, Hargreaves still doubtful & Valencia to return in late January, Cleverley can prove to be a useful addition to Sir Alex's squad, currently league leaders.
The same sources quoted Wigan boss Roberto Martinez stating that should United recall Cleverley, he'd like to have United winger Gabriel Obertan for the remainder of this season loaned to Wigan to bolster their chances in the battle against relegation.
Looking at the progress United's loanees have made at other Premier League clubs, say Danny Welbeck at Sunderland or Mame Biram Diouf at Blackburn or even Jonny Evans (two seasons ago at Sunderland), I think Gabby will do well to get more games under his belt since opportunities are scarce for him at United at the moment. He obviously has the talent to make it big at our club, but he has been quite inconsistent. It is evident that young players like him need a series of games to develop the consistency required to make it to the first team. Just look what a run of consecutive games did to Nani & Anderson in the past year, who are now among the more consistent performers at the club!
This week, a deal has been struck for Federico Macheda, who will go out on loan to Italian Serie A club Sampdoria for the second half of the season. I hope that when he returns to Old Trafford, we get to see a more polished version of the Italian wonderkid. Good luck Kiko!
What d'you think guys - should Gabby be sent out on loan & Cleverley be brought back??? Feel free to leave your comments below or drop me a line on Twitter @AbhinavCJ & I'll get back atcha right away!
That's all Folks!