While pondering the upcoming Premier League season I came to a very delightful and exciting conclusion:
Manchester United are in a world of trouble.
Lets just start with Cristiano Ronaldo. He was hands down the best player on Manchester United's squad, he is only 24-years-old, and has a very very bright future. I personally do not like Ronaldo one bit. He is arrogant, cocky, he dives, he cries.
He's just plain annoying.
But I cant knock his talent. He, Messi, and Kaka are the best.
He is now gone. How are Manchester United going to make up all those 25-45 goals a season from him. He could have added those numbers to their squad for eight more years!
Now for Tevez. Manchester United really messed up. He was treated horribly by the club, gives his heart and soul every game, and will be missed. Man United fans cannot be happy with having Berbatov as their #2 striker.
That is a lot of talent gone from their team.
Man United have another big problem: AGE.
Ryan Giggs - 35
Paul Scholes - 34
Ferdinand - 30 (Although still very effective)
Van Der Sar - 38
Gary Neville - 34
Berbatov, Park, and Evra are each 28 as well.
This squad isn't getting any younger.
Anderson, Rooney, Nani, and Rafael are good prospects though.
They are all great players with potential but they are not a squad that will make it to the Champions league final next year.
Manchester United are in trouble my friends, and I love it.
They MUST, I repeat, MUST sign either Ribery or Benzema.
I would take Benzema if I were Fergie. He is young, talented, quick, and will be the next world superstar. One of these signings would be good, but they need both to contend in my opinion.
Manchester United are aging, in huge financial debt, lost two of their top five players, and are in big big trouble. I have my money on them not winning the Premier League or Champions league next year. What are your thoughts?