Luis Nani, you either love or hate him, he has been extraordinary, and he has been awful. Now his future is unknown. Nani has recently been strongly linked with a move to mega rich French side AS Monaco. Moyes has to consider what he brings to the side, and also whether a first team place is possible.
So, what would Nani offer to Man United next season?
Before the beginning of last season, United launched their membership campaign, whose slogan hinged on the fans’ commitment to the club. “Are you 100% committed?” screamed the fliers United mailed to all One-United members, while the same message could be found on the ticketing section of the club’s website.
United, it seems, take their commitments very seriously. Indeed, when it comes to rip their own fans off, United act more swiftly than Usain Bolt at the starting gun, their aggressive exploitation of every commercial avenue increasingly resembling that of unscrupulous bankers whose only aim is to get richer.
With all the talk about possible signings for United today, the news that new Everton manager Roberto Martinez is readying a raid on Manchester United for Brazilian midfielder Anderson, will probably come as a bit of a surprise.
But, with Moyes obviously keen on Leighton Baines and allegedly Marounne Fellaini, perhaps it shouldn’t be such a surprise Martinez has spotted a chance to obtain something in return.
Surely Moyes wouldn’t offload United’s best attacking central midfielder?
Rio Ferdinand believes senior figures in the Old Trafford can help David Moyes in his first season in charge, making the transition from Sir Alex Ferguson to the former Everton manager as easy as possible, thereby making Moyes himself a better manager.
United returned to Europe from their Australasian tour on Tuesday and Ferdinand believes that, despite having been officially in charged for less than a month, David Moyes has already begun to settle in his new role and the contribution from older players will be pivotal to ensure the Scot has a successful first season at Manchester United.
David Moyes will make his most serious move in the transfer market to date and it’s rumoured he’ll make a bid for BOTH of his priority signings today.
Moyes returned from a productive tour of Asia yesterday and got together with new Chief Executive, Ed Woodward, to discuss the captures of Cesc Fabregas and Marounne Fellaini.
To some he’s the new Roy Keane, to others a perma-haired anti-Christ, a bully whose only talent is to swing his elbows wildly while kicking opponents in the shins. Many see him as the perfect option for United while others recognise him as the only option left for David Moyes and Ed Woodward but one that would, almost inevitably, speed up the process of “Evertonisation”.
Whatever your take on Marouane Fellaini, few players have managed to split opinions among United fans as the Belgian has done in recent weeks as rumours linking the Everton midfielder with a move to Old Trafford have grown increasingly louder during United’s systematic failures to land either Thiago Alcantara or Cesc Fabregas.
David Moyes’ quest for a top class midfielder has widened, with new targets emerging over the last 24 hours, while old targets seem increasingly unlikely to don a red shirt by the time the season kicks off in three weeks.
The United manager has reiterated his intention to add one or two world class signing to his squad this summer, however he has found progress extremely hard to come by, with United either snubbed – like in the case of Thiago Alcantara – or categorically told to forget about one of their targets – Barcelona’s stance on Fabregas being a prime example.
I am at my wits end. I surrender, like Napoleons legendary Grognard’s the Old Guard, I am forming the last square as I have met my Waterloo. What the Hell am I talking about, you ask? Well, all I am saying is that I am sick and bloody tired of trying to get it through to a number of members’ minds just what my intentions and feelings are about United’s ownership and their transfer policies. I give up. I am mentally and emotionally exhausted. How can I go on and on and on about the Glazers, the con jobs, the lies, the deceit, when so many of you prefer to bask in your sunny tanning studio of denial and swallow bullshit corporate facts.