It’s been a big summer of spending for many clubs.. and it all kicks off tomorrow…
£400m has been spent by premiership clubs on players this summer.. ($800m to those across the pond).
I’m biased, of course i am. I support Man Utd. But can we really look at anyone else to win this season?
Carlos Tevez, Owen Hargreaves, Nani, Anderson.. the latter are probably two of the most exciting young players in the world.. the new ronaldo’s if you will..
Carlos Tevez single handedly rescued West Ham from relegation last year. He was always going to be too good for them (no offence West Ham).
Owen Hargreaves – well, i’m not a huge fan tbh, but he is of a higher quality than o’shea and fletcher, so he’ll add squad depth.
So Utd have strengthened big time. Nobody has left of note, bar Alan Smith who wasn’t a regular anyway.. Tevez has replaced him. There’s been a few outsiders sold like Richardson, but he was always a bit part player anyway.
So all of this talent added to an already strong group of players. It is possibly the best overall Utd side Sir Alex has ever had.
- Van der Saar, Evra, Vidic, Ferdinand, Neville, Giggs, Carrick, Scholes, Ronaldo, Tevez, Rooney as the first 11.
- Kuszcak, Silvestre, Brown, O’Shea, Park, Fletcher, Nani, Anderson, Hargreaves, Solskjaer, Saha as the second 11.
Either of those 11 would be a match for any premiership side.. So basically, Utd have 22 quality players ‘1st team players’. They can afford 11 injuries and still be able to field a strong and experienced side 😯
Not even Chelsea can match that. Liverpool certainly can’t. Arsenal are out of it imo, so should injuries kick in to all of those sides (and they normally do), then it looks like Utd are in a great position to retain the title
I’ve been around long enough to know however, this is a game nobody can predict.
Surprise package for the year? Sunderland. Keano doesn’t like losing and although he’s taken a bit of stick for his signings, i think he’s bought cleverly. They mightn’t challenge the big 4, but they won’t be far away imo.. 7/8th.