Vidic to stay, Cleverley+Welbeck loan deals…

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"I don’t know why people think it was a difficult decision," I always said I am happy here. I never spoke about my future. I know there was all this speculation but I never said I wanted to go. There was nothing new. I am very happy to be here."

via Vida happy to stay – Manchester United Official Web Site.

Great to hear, but my hunch is that this is his last season at the club, and that Smalling was bought with a view to eventually replace him. Which is greatβ€”buying Smalling, that is. We can’t really say the same of our midfield.

In other news, SkySports.com on Welbeck:

Skysports.com understands Manchester United have agreed to loan out Danny Welbeck to Sunderland. The Black Cats made an enquiry about taking the highly-rated striker on a season-long spell at the Stadium of Light.

And the Daily Mail reckons Roberto Martinez has sealed a loan deal for Cleverley at Wigan.

If true, I hope Welbeck gets enough minutes at Sunderland. I trust Steve Bruce to give him more minutes. I don’t believe Welbeck will make it at United, but given regular minutes in the Premier League could change things.

On the other hand, I really like Cleverley a lot. In fact, if we were not to buy any midfielders come 1st of September, I’d probably give him a good go in the centre of midfield ahead of Gibson. I was worried about talk of a possible loan move to Newcastle or Bolton because he’d likely play for a side that will be forced to scrap their way through the season. Wigan could also be forced to do that, but Roberto Martinez likes his side to actually play football. And if that means playing Cleverley more often in the attacking role, then it would be wonderful.

Hopefully it’s Wigan instead of Bolton or Newcastle.

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  1. @Grognard: I won’t give a shit about the ratings, I will still play Cleverley. I know they’ve put in some serious shit with personality+ for this year’s game, but I’ll prefer my heart to my head this time and play young Tom no matter what. Oh, and Berba is out of the team, Chico is in! :mrgreen: If he is slower that 87 though, I will play a 4-2-3-1 with Tom, Nani and Tony behind Wazza, and Fletch and Gibson in mid.

    I’m very much enjoying my holiday mate, sitting at a cafe right now and enjoying the sunset along with a glass of Sprite. πŸ˜› I don’t think I’ve ever been this tan! :mrgreen: All the swimming I’ve done the last three weeks have ripped my back and shoulders to fuck, amazing really. I’ve met up with some family members here, but unfortunately most of them are in the seventies, and not very open to hearing others opinions. πŸ˜† I really miss my friends and my girl, but I’ll be returning home on Monday so I think I can take these last two day. πŸ™‚ Always been a water person, loving to be in the pool at home and playing in the rain, so as long as I’m at the beach I can’t be bored. Now these news about Tom staying really made my vacation, been some time since I was this happy about news coming out from the United camp. Really looking forward to the new season, so yeah… Bring it on! πŸ˜€

  2. @Grognard: Sorry mate, I don’t do it that way. I’ll just seduce you, put something in your drink, have my share, and then let you wake up in a dumpster. πŸ™‚ Worst thing is, I know you’ll enjoy it. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  3. @Owen: I think the question is rather why the fuck are you on this site when you are on top of her! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† If you are gonna be online when you do your business, the least you can do is the be under…

  4. href=”http://redrants.com/vidic-to-stay-cleverleywelbeck-loan-deals/comment-page-1/#comment-120929″>Grognard: Tom Cleverley has a fantastic engine – that’s what I like about him. In the hot hot hot temperatures in the States and Mexico – when everyone was wilting and flagging – he was still running about at the end with the same gusto as the beginning. But we need to see him playing against PL opposition every week before we can make any judgements.

  5. Oops sorry, the above post was in response to Grog’s post about Cleverley πŸ˜† .

  6. @Owen: Again, you are totally overreacting and taking things completely out of context. I might have said on numerous occasions that Nani should be sold not because he was abad player but because he was getting a royal screw job from Fergie and not being given a fair chance. Both Craig and I said we would prefer to see him go to Spain where he could be a star rather than pine away on the United bench. It was never about not thinking he was good enough. I always have believed in Nani and have always said that what he needed was an extended run with the team and major confidence boost from the manager. He got that last year and so I expect great things from him now.

  7. @CraigMc: Agreed. If he can show the same kind of composure against top opponents that he showed in the States, we could really have a gem on our hands.

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