The Guardian today tells us that Manchester United wanted to cheat, but that the Premier League stopped them just in time.
From a neutral (i.e. non-biased, non-prejudiced and non-hype) perspective, I don’t see this as cheating, nor do I consider it being such a big deal. However, Manchester United DID find a loophole in the Premier League rules, and that shouldn’t be ignored, regardless of the fact that we’ve won the title.
I’m going to go out on the proverbial ledge and put this out – shoot it down if you will, but not before thinking this through.
Carlos Tevez is going to be THE catch of the season this summer – and if Manchester United are able to sign him, they will have brought in a player who has the never-say-die spirit of Robson, Cantona and Keane, and the drive to keep battling at 110% from start till finish.
We here at Red Rants fully understand that the summer period is possibly the toughest one to get by, for fans. It also gets quite tedious for many of us here having to deal with a lot of transfer speculation that the tabloids strive to manufacture on a daily basis, usually in the form of ‘Exclusives’. Anyway, we will attempt at clearing the air over some of the speculation that we feel are absolutely ridiculous.
In the news today (and in yesterday’s article on United’s 3 summer targets), a lot of names popped up as potential targets.
Let’s look at them one by one, and see whether there’s any weight to those rumours.