Who will fill the void?

We have only started the summer and we have already lost two of our best players. I doubt there will be many more layers leaving the club but the facts are that replacing the players we have lost is not as simple as it sounds. Tevez and Ronaldo are both world class players and getting players of their quality again won’t be easy or indeed cheap.

There have been a number of players linked with a move to Man Utd some expected, some hopeful, some disappointing and others simply unknown. We are continually linked with move for Benzema, however the players is said to be contemplating another year in France so as not to risk his place in at the World Cup next year. Benzema would appear to have great potential to slot into the team but doesn’t play the same position as Ronaldo – the position we desperately need to fill.

Valencia from Wigan is another player hotly tipped for a move to the club. I think Valencia is a good player but he will never be anywhere near as good as Ronaldo so if we are going to start buying players of this quality then we need to buy more than just one player or even two because we will miss the creative spark and individual genius that Ronaldo could give us.

There have been a number of young Brazilian wonderkids linked with the club but the truth is that even though they have potential the chances are they will need settling in time, time we just don’t have to give them at the moment.

A couple of the quality players linked with moves are Ribery, Villa and Aguero. These are top quality players who could really bring back the same type of quality we have lost, however whether we can persuade any of these players to move to Manchester is another question.

It is going to be interesting to see who lines up in a Man Utd shirt next season but the truth is that now more than ever we need to spend some of that transfer cash as Chelsea look like potentially spending big this year and with Liverpool just securing refinancing for their debt they

could be set to make more moves in the transfer market.

by Danny Watson, a professional sports writer who blogs about football news.

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