Season Preview: Manchester United

On Monday, Sir Alex Ferguson takes the reigns of the Red Devils for the 25th season. Alex the Red-Nosed Scotsman will be fielding a team of separate identities; combining the experience and precision of former Fledglings Scholes and Giggs with the raw talent of Nani, Antonio Valencia, and Macheda et al. With the addition of Bebe, United now have eight strikers on their senior roster. While it is likely that the formerly homeless Portuguese oddity will find himself out on loan, there is an undeniable amount of firepower at the front. Rooney will inevitably recover from a shaky World Cup and find his form. Michael Owen will still not be 16. Berbatov will continue to play the same way he has always has (though that form was “World Class” while he was at Spurs. hm.) and Macheda and the freshly purchased Chicharito both looked very lively during the preseason.

I’m kidding about Berbatov. He actually cared a little bit whilst at Tottenham. Anyways, United are still solid at the back having held onto Vidic and van der Sar. The midfield will be led by two of the classiest gentlemen to ever play the game, Giggs and Scholes, and some Canadians or something. Park Ji-Sung is still the man. Tom Cleverly (and what a name!) showed serious energy and cheekiness during the friendly versus MLS All-Stars. He will be looking to make a few starts and maybe a real name for himself.

United will seriously challenge in every competition. I would list those for you, but the thought of them winning anything causes my blood pressure to triple. I hope Phil Brown replaces SAF. I want this more than pizza right now. And I love pizza.

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Podcast: http://playbackmedia.co.uk/the-manyoo-redcast/

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