Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Manchester United linked

Nothing starts transfer rumors like bad form.

Dutch midfielder Nigel De Jong is apparently on Alex Ferguson’s mind. The recently capped Dutch international has been in sparking form all season, if Ajax have not. The 21 year old winger and full-back has been added to United’s transfer wish list after he failed to agree an extended deal with Ajax.

Ajax are forced to cash in on their young star whose contract is up at the end of the season.

Apparently Alex Ferguson has been given 10m pounds to spend in the January transfer window to beef up his flailing squad. Nothing like a bad run of form to get the press releases out.

“Don’t blame us, please, um, here is some money to shut them up” –some Glazer, any Glazer

An even tastier link up has Tomas Gravesen of Real Madrid linked up with United as well. This either means Roy Keane is seriously out of favor, Alan Smith is never going to hold the midfield, United will never get Michael Ballack, or maybe all of the above. It would be a world class swoop but for Gravesen, you got to wonder, why leave a club embroiled in politics to join another suffering from the same problem?

Apparently losing to Lille has attracted United to midfielder Jean Makoun. His impressive performances over the 2 legs in the team’s Champions League tussles have opened the transfer speculation.

Maniche would do nicely for me.


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