As the transfer window comes to a close, typically you would expect news and rumors surrounding United to increase, but it’s actually gone fairly quiet as we enter the final days. Sadly, it means the frequency of Stretty Stories will likely decrease as well. As the window shuts and rumors go quiet, the news will inevitably slow. You can always count on Stretty Stories to bring you all of the news as it happens though.
Today, I’d especially like to point you in the direction of Yolkie’s exclusive interview with David May. Meanwhile, the press heaps praise on Nani and United are linked with a late move for an Everton starlet.
In case you haven’t read it yet, I wanted to inform you about Stretford-End.com’s exclusive interview with cult hero David May! Our very own Yolkie interviewed the former Red Devil and published part one of the interview on the Stretty Rant yesterday. You must check it out. My girlfriend, still in the early month of being a United fan, had no idea who David May was, yet was completely captivated while reading this piece. It’s that good! Simply a must read.
At first I was upset to see the press comparing Nani to him compatriot, but as I read the article I realized that wasn’t their intention. Nani is his own player, they weren’t trying to compare him to Ronaldo, rather say the he has helped fill his shoes. Nani is never going to be Ronaldo, but he can help create chances, something I think United struggled with after Ronaldo’s departure. Nani’s crossing still needs a bit of work, but his build up play has improved dramatically. He is starting to run at defenses and make intelligent runs. While Valenica is more of a traditional winger hugging the touchline and swinging in crosses, Nani cuts in more often, which is crucial. It gives us different types of threats on the wings and can help take some of the burden off Rooney if we have a winger who can score as Nani did on Saturday. I’m pleased with his development and looking forward to seeing him continue to progress.
I really like what I’ve seen of Jack Rodwell, but not enough that I’d be willing to comment on whether or not I think he’d be a great signing. If The Sun is to be believed though, it seems Sir Alex thinks the Under-21 would be a valuable asset to our squad. Everton would like to hang on to their starlet, but The Sun believes United will offer them a deal too good to refuse. Sir Alex is willing to part with Michael Carrick and £10m in exchange for the promising young midfielder. I honestly just can’t see this becoming reality. Despite only using him in one substitute appearance this season, Sir Alex has seemingly continued to give Carrick his backing. I also believe that Carrick will bounce back from last season’s disappointing form. However, with Owen Hargreaves future becoming more unsure with each passing day, a defensive-oriented midfielder might not be such a bad signing. At the end of the day, though, I’d be very shocked to see this deal happen.
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