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Javier Hernandez has been granted work perm

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He will be joining up with Man Utd on 1st July, good news can't wait to see what he does in pre-season.

I hope our fans don't expect too much from his staight away, let him get used to the Football, culture and weather. I won't be suprised if his in the reserves for a while, will he be ahead of Owen, Wellbeck, Macehda, Diouf?

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posted May 28, 2010

The fact is that the big clubs are prepared to take a punt on players like this in the event that they uncover a gem and if not can sell them on without a loss.

I'd make a couple of points:

1.How can Utd possibly give enough game time to Macheda, Welbeck, Diouf and Hernandez? Without a run of games to build confidence and see what a player is really made of it's very difficult to bring them thru (De Rossi and Pique anybody?)

Personally I think there are too many aspiring strikers at Utd right now to be able to do this.

The recent examples of Manucho and Frazier Campbell aren't promising.

2.This guy will be 22 on the 1st June. If you look at most top strikers over the years: Rooney, Fowler, Owen, Ronaldo(Brazil), Anelka etc., they were already established as top players in their teens.

I wouldn't expect much....but every so often someone comes along and baulks the trend. Let's hope this is one of those examples.

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posted May 28, 2010

To be honest, I'm not sure where he fits in the team.

Theoretically the first team needs 4 strikers (if that, as we often play 4-5-1 with Rooney alone up front) and 3 of them are Rooney, Berbatov and Owen.

There's already Macheda and Diouf (and potentially Wellbeck) vying for that 4th spot.

Reflecting the sentiments of WordsofWisdom, I'm not sure how Hernandez will get a decent run of games to prove his worth.

If anything I'd like to see Macheda given more time as he's proven on occasions he's mature for his age and can deliver on the big stage of the premiership.

I wonder if Hernandez will spend the season with the reserves or get loaned out to another club.

I've got nothing against Owen as a person or a football player. But to me, because of his age and injury proneness, he'd be the weak link and a strong candidate to lose his place in the first team to a young gun.

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posted May 28, 2010

Fergie has said Welbeck will go out on loan next season. Personally I think this will also be the case with Macheda. That brings it back down to 5 which is bloated but manageable and even then Diouf is by no means ready for regular first team action as supported by Fergie's unwillingness to include him even on the bench when Rooney was out.

It wouldn't be a complete surprise if Berbatov and/or Owen were moved on either. Berbatov has been a failure and Owen might want to play more often somewhere else.

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posted May 28, 2010

It wouldn't be a complete surprise if Berbatov and/or Owen were moved on either. Berbatov has been a failure and Owen might want to play more often somewhere else.
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I think that if an offer for Berbatov came in that Fergie felt was fair he would accept. He's got amazing talent but he doens't fit in, and it may be best for all parties.

Owen might be a good person to have around with these young strikers, and personally I still think he's likely to grab you a goal or two. Who knows, had he been around for that Blackburn game.....

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posted May 28, 2010

Why are people so obsessed by value? It's ridiculous, some people aren't happy unless every player costs 20m+, and then when they do they attack them for not being worth that kind of money.
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Because they've been playing too much Champ Manager and think that's how it works in the real world!

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posted May 28, 2010

Lol, agree mate. Berba just proves wrong.

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posted May 29, 2010

Who know how good or bad he will be in the physical environment of the premier league. Players like Forlan and Veron couldn't really handle it and this guy might face similar problems. Deco is without doubt a class act and he couldn't wait to get out of England after being bounced about although he did play well against you lot. Smalling will probably be tough enough to handle it and fast enough but whether he has the technique is another question. I personally feel that there are plenty of good players available under twenty million and many of them are Madrid rejects who simply need rehabilitation or maybe the occasional freebie like Joe Cole. I'm all for new blood but you can't beat experience and a proven track record..Drogba, Ballack, Anelka, Lampard, Giggs and Scoles have proved this. Younger players may have promise for the future but too many of them are a liability and they often flatter to deceive. It's about a happy medium. By the way the new Paul Scoles is a boy called Conor Clifford and he has just captained to the youth Fa Cup and scored for Ireland u-19's tonight..check him out on you tube. Thats 20 million we won't have to spend.

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posted May 31, 2010

Wordsof wisdom......

2.This guy will be 22 on the 1st June. If you look at most top strikers over the years: Rooney, Fowler, Owen, Ronaldo(Brazil), Anelka etc., they were already established as top players in their teens.


For one second did u not stop to think that players develop at different times?

I suppose u are gonna tell us that drogba was world class at 21 and Ian wright was banging in the goals in the top flight as a teenager.

Words of wisdom?

OR

Words of simpleton?

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posted May 31, 2010

Im happy to see a signing, but i dont think he is going to be an impact player maybe another berbaflop

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posted Jun 3, 2010

even though im sure with alex fergusons help he will become a top striker. i doubt he will make an impact first season and i struggle to see where he will fit in. we already have five strikers and dont see how he is going to prove himslef. admittedely 4 of the 5 arent amazing.

I think we need to make two signings.

1. a striker who is currently at his best so we dont have to rely on berbatoz when rooney is unable to play.

2. a central midfielder that will challenge or take carricks posistion.

however i still trust ferguson to make the right choices.

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