In today’s Manchester United news Ryan Giggs admits to fears of quitting, Sir Alex Ferguson has been given a £100m transfer budget, and Tomasz Kuszczak is receiving some interest from Wigan.
Ryan Giggs, who turned 37-years-old last week, admits that this season may be his last and that life after United scares him. He is still working to earn his coaching badges, but has yet to decide what will come after he hangs up his boots. As he nears the 20th anniversary of his debut, Giggs has stepped up to defend the club’s current crop of youth. The veteran was on the field when United were knocked out of the Carling Cup by West Ham, but he insists the club’s youngsters will learn from the pain of loss. Giggs is about retiring, and I’m certain many fans are scared of a time without Giggs. He will certainly be missed, not only for his quality, but also his loyalty.
Following the 4-0 defeat against West Ham, Sir Alex Ferguson has been given £100m to enter the transfer market. The gaffer reportedly went to the board asking for funds following the club’s Carling Cup exit. There is also a growing concern over finding replacements for Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs as they near retirement. Sir Alex has repeatedly defended his squad, but there is now growing concern that there is a lack of depth. This news comes just days after Yolkie exclusively reported that United was poised for huge player investments. I’m not sure we should give up on our youngsters just yet, but a signing or two could prove hugely beneficial in the title race this season. There is no doubt that some of the younger players have struggled this season, but while we wait for them to develop one or two established players could really take this squad to another level. It will be interesting to see what comes of this story, especially with the transfer window less than a month away.
Everything seems to indicate that Tomasz Kuszczak is heading for the Old Trafford exit. Last month, Manchester United completed a deal to bring Anders Lindegaard to the club in January as Sir Alex Ferguson prepares for life without Edwin van der Sar. The gaffer has even suggested the club’s search for goalkeepers may not yet be complete. Both the arrival of Lindegaard and Sir Alex’s quotes suggest Kuszczak has not done enough to convince he’s a viable replacement for Van der Sar and will consequently be sold. It seems Wigan has taken notice and is now interested in making a move for the United backup. I hate to see any player go, but Kuszczak is not fit to be Van der Sar’s heir.
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