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Your predictions – who will United sell this summer?

We’ve brought in 3 players and look unlikely to bring anyone else in, although a striker and possibly a keeper are both on the cards.

It’s far more likely though, that United will be selling several players.

I’ll spare the you the filler quotes – let’s get straight down to the predictions.

I’ll go first – you guys can make yours in the comments section below.

Players to leave, from most likely to least likely

My picks:

Kieran Richardson
Alan Smith
Bardsley
Mikael Silvestre
John O’Shea

Right now, there are no guarantees but there wouldn’t be much to cry over at Old Trafford if those 5 left – I like all 5 of them, but them leaving gives players like Eagles, Rossi, Pique and Evans more chances on the pitch.

Other possibles:

Danny Simpson
Solskjaer
Saha
Heinze

(the last two are only there because of incessant media speculation – I don’t think they’ll leave though)

Your 5 picks for United sales?

46 Comments

46 Comments

  1. Calvin Yap

    June 17, 2007 at 10:26 am

    I reckon only 1 or 2 players (from your list) will leave at most. Ferguson has the reputation of sticking with the players he has got. Moreover we need stability in the team and not a major overhaul especially since this current team has proven it compete for trophies.

  2. Matt

    June 17, 2007 at 10:52 am

    Whatever happens I just hope that Richardson is shown the door. He has neither the skill nor temperament to play for united. I hate the way he whinges like a spoilt little brat every time he makes a mistake on the pitch (you would think he would be used to it by now). I also think that Smith will move on, which is a bit of a shame. His commitment to the club, and the way he plays with his heart on his sleeve shows he is a true clubman. But I don’t think he has the quality for united, and he is too inconsistent in front of goal. I think he would be a great buy for one of the lesser teams. Silvestre is also in a similar position to smith, but I think he will stay on as a handy squad player, as he has stated that he wants to see out his contract at united.

  3. Aus_Devil

    June 17, 2007 at 11:08 am

    I would think that Richardson is the only certainty to leave. I wouldn’t mind if a couple of defenders (eg. Silvestre, Bardsley) were sold to give Pique and Evans more of a chance. Possibly O’Shea, as he fits into this category as well, although his flexibility provides cover in numerous areas (any position across the back four or DM).

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Smith is sold – either to make room for a new signing or to give Rossi more of a chance. Even someone like Eagles may be shown the door – due to number of wingers in our squad, although given the age of Giggs and the injuries Park has suffered recently it would probably be wise to hang on to him.

  4. MCRx3

    June 17, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    There are a number of players at Man Utd that haven’t really been good enough to play in the team.

    Fletcher, Richardson, O’Shea, Solskjaer, Smith definately need to go.

    We have a glut of players who are utility players at best and they need to go now!

    Anyone that says Heinze and Saha should go as speculation in the news suggests needs to get there head sorted.

    We need another striker and thas it!

  5. Alexisonfire17

    June 17, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    Richardson-has to be. We have no room for him, he had his chance to prove himself and didn’t.It would be best for both parties.
    Smith-I really hope not but it’s looking that way. Don’t think talking to the press helped his case 🙁
    Bardsley-He’s gonna be pretty far down the pecking order IMO.

    I don’t think we’d sell anyone else this season, probably see how things pan out and then have more of a clear out next time. Fergie praised the team spirit this year and how integral it was to our success so i can’t see him making that many changes.
    Ideally Silvestre would move on but it seems he and Fergie think otherwise, maybe wise to keep him for his experience as long as it doesn’t stunt anyone else’s development. Heinze has himself said he’s staying as far as he knows and i can’t see SAF selling as long as Gabby is happy , which he seems to be.
    We need the likes of O’Shea and Fletcher to stick around so i hope neither they or Wes leave.

  6. RobT

    June 17, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    There is only one player that I can see being sold by United and that is Richardson. Some may want to go of their own accord – such as Smith or Heinze. I don’t think United would get rid of O’Shea because he has been an exceptionally useful player this season and more than played his part in securing the title for us. Silvestre is injured and I’d be surprised if Fergie sold him – though I would like to see him go because he’s not as good as Heinze or Evra.

  7. RobT

    June 17, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    I don’t think they’ll sell Bardsley because he seems to be the natural replacement for Gary Neville.

  8. Steven-Indonesia ManUtd

    June 17, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    I thought players can leave ManUtd are:
    1. Mikael Silvestre
    2. Wes Brown
    3. Gabriel Heinze
    4. Kieran Richardson
    5. Louis Saha

  9. wick3d

    June 17, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    i doubt saha will leave united. he sure knows when to get injured(or shld i say when to be healthy since he’s sidelined most of the time). smith will probably will get offloaded to make way for rossi or any newcomer. as for the defenders, i think heinze will go, ferguson might want to cash in on him now(how old is he anyway? 29?) tho i prefer for him to stay, as a backup to evra. as for richardson, i hope he goes, he is a surplus anyway and definitely not united-material and never gonna be..

  10. WCH

    June 17, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    The player I see most likely to be sold is Richardson, and I’ll be thrilled to see the back of him! Great teams have great squad players, and some of the names I saw mentioned, are the very squad players who make up a great squad – O’Shea, Fletch to name a couple. Yes, they aren’t full time first team material (at Man Utd), but they play a major role during a long season and we need them.

    The only other play I think we’d probably sell is Bardsley. Wasn’t he going to Villa or something? I think there are able stand-ins for Neville should he be injured – Brown, Pique and Simpson. I say we give them all a run. We know that Brown can do well there, Pique did well when he did play there a couple of times and Simpson played that position for Roy Keane.

    For all the rumours though, I still feel we’ll be hanging on to Smith, Saha, Heinze and gang, although I’d like to see Silvestre sold off to Lyon or whoever, just to recoup some transfer dosh.

  11. Keith Moses Kaira II

    June 17, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    Dead certs:
    1. Richardson
    2. Smith
    3. Bardsley
    4 Silvestre

    Possibles:
    1 .Brown
    2. Oshea
    3. Heinze
    4. Saha.
    5. Solksjaer

  12. panks

    June 17, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    i don’t think we should sell too many players this season.we need a big squad so that we can rotate players specially for the cup competitions.there r bound to be injuries in the season when we r playing too many matches (sometimes even 3 matches in a week) if we r challenging on all fronts.we saw our problems last season when we didn’t have a large squad(no cover in defence and strikeforce)-it cost us the champions league,and i think sir alex knows that.So my pick for people leaving this season if any at all(remember we r not that short of money now as in previous seasons) are-: 1.Richardson-because he is not united quality and he is surplus at his position. 2.Smith-to make way and fund for another striker.(i will be gutted if he goes coz he’s so devoted to united) 3.Bardsley-may be as he’s low down the pecking order

  13. Richard

    June 17, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    I dont understand why some people would like to see the back of Wes Brown? Not only is he an excellent centre back but he can also fill in at right back when Neville is injured. Also i cant see Saha being sold for two reasons- 1) he is injured 2) i think his performances at the start of the season have perhaps justified his position at united for another season, lets just hope he can get over his injuries because his style of play is perfect for us. Just remember his superb goals against Chelsea and Benfica! The same goes for Oshea and Fletcher, who are not the most skillful players in the squad, but have both had a good season and deserve a chance to show us what they are capable of

    Apart from that my five predictions to leave Man utd are:

    1. Richardson- no argument there (i hope!)
    2. Smith- just doesnt have the quality or pace united are looking for, its a shame though because of the 110% dedication he plays with.
    3. Silvestre- is there any point of him being here, we have more than enough cover in the likes of Brown, Evans and Pique
    4. Heinze- i would hate to see him leave but ive just got a gut feeling he will, especially with all the media coverage. Hopefully we could recover the 7 million we paid for him.
    5. Bardsley- looks like he could well be going to Villa, doesnt seem to stand out in an already jam packed back four.

  14. Liam O'Kelly

    June 17, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    I don’t think that we should sell more people than we bring in. We should only get rid of 3 or 4 players who will probably never play.

    My choices would be Richardson, Fletcher (has improved this season but he has just not done it over a number of years,he is still young though…) then Silvestre and if we sign a new striker get rid of Smith or Saha.

    Maybe it’s because I’m Irish but i’ve always had a soft spot for O’Shea. In his first season breaking through to the side at left-back I thought he was great and where would we be this season without his goalscoring skills 🙂

  15. NiKOS

    June 17, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    SAHA bardsley SILVESTRE richardson
    O’shea red for ever

  16. Tomas

    June 17, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    5 for sale:

    Richardson (£4 mil) – a must-go with Nani in the squad
    Bardsley (£2 mil) – No room for him with Pique and Evans coming back
    Eagles (£3 mil) – no room with Nani and Anderson in the squad
    Smith (£6 mil) – doesn’t score enough goals
    Silvestre (£5mil) – must leave to make room for Evans and Pique

    These are the best going-outs for 3 reasons

    1) They’re not good enough.
    2) Their departure will allow Pique, Evans and Rossi time to break through.
    3) Smith going will allow us to sign a new striker, leaving Saha, Rooney, Rossi and a new player to lead the line (Ole as a 5th choice – 10-15 games).

  17. Aus_Devil

    June 17, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    I think Fletcher needs to kept for several reasons…

    1) he continues to improve and is still quite young
    2) is a good squad player who can fill in when necessary (see game vs Roma for instance, and filling in at RB)
    3) given the possibility we’ll play a 4-2-3-1 formation during the season, he is the ideal back-up for Carrick and Hargreaves in this system.

  18. Aus_Devil

    June 17, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    I think Fletcher needs to be kept for several reasons…

    1) he continues to improve and is still quite young
    2) is a good squad player who can fill in when necessary (see game vs Roma for instance, and filling in at RB)
    3) given the possibility we’ll play a 4-2-3-1 formation during the season, he is the ideal back-up for Carrick and Hargreaves in this system.

  19. BootifullGame

    June 18, 2007 at 12:01 am

    Sell :

    Saha : Great when fit, way too injury prone. Heart not in it.
    Richardson : Obviously
    Sylvestre : Seems unnecessary now, thankfully. Became almost comical at times. (Wes Brown takes a throw in to Sylvestre, and Sylvestre just picks it up with his hands!, and gives away a free kick. Genius.)
    Fletcher: Rarely doesn’t look out of his depth, his progress has been snail like. Only really looked good against Roma because everyone else along side him had a blinder too. Predictable, Slow, Cant tackle or retain posession and a limited range of passes. Id rather see Pique as cover for DM if necessary.

    Those are the chaps id like to see moving on. Id keep Eagles around and see how he progresses, he looks decent. O’Shea has been useful cover over the years but his chances are getting slimmer each year, not progressed much since he exploded onto the scene with Cruyff turns and great wing play.

    Everyone else can stay.

  20. Alvin Lim

    June 18, 2007 at 2:19 am

    Yea, should sell Richardson then Saha. Silvestre is a good backup. Fletcher and Brown has improved a lot in the last few games.

    O’shea is also a good backup player. Not everyone can play in every position (gk, def, mid….maybe will let him play striker in a reserve game).

    Saha is too injury prone and yea…his heart is not with MU. He refused to play unless he is 100% fit…and when the team needed his service…. that’s not a very good attitude eh?

    Skill IS important but i feel having a good attitude matters most.

  21. sharathciddu

    June 18, 2007 at 3:05 am

    I wonder why many want to see OShea and Fletcher offloaded. They are decent back ups. Both scored some important goals this season, and they dont cry to sit on the bench or when are left out. Last season they have played some good football. I hope we show some faith towards them

  22. Hiram Gakembu

    June 18, 2007 at 4:25 am

    Hey hey guys, come on! You cannot sell Saha when he is injured because nobody will buy him. I agree he is not really useful to Man U now but selling him wwhen injured will be an impossibility, unless you give him away for free. So this means Smith will be offloaded if and when we sign a new striker (or we settle for Rossi’s return). Fletcher and Oshea cannot go, not with Ferguson as the Boss. These guys are very important back ups. It so means the other two players to leave will be Richardson and Heinze. Richardson because he will now be less important with the arrival of Nani and Pique. And Heinze because he is not amused with Evra taking up his position and will want to go on his accord.

  23. Tomas

    June 18, 2007 at 10:19 am

    Bootifulgame – so you’ve been sucked into this “Saha doesn’t have his heart in it”-thing as so many others…buying completely into the media speculation from the last month of last season. Where do you get the idea that he doesn’t have his heart in it…besides from media speculating on Saha moving away from the club?

    I think Saha is terrific when fit…but unfortunately he’s injured a lot. But being injured has nothing to do with lack of heart… it’s got something to do with being injured. So if you want him to move on, please don’t reason it with a thing made up by the media.

    And Fletcher’s progress is too slow, you say, but you want Eagles to hang around. The 2 are almost the same age, and Fletcher has had a lot more games than Eagles…what does that tell you about their progress? And add to that the fact that 2 major players have just been brought in for the positions, Eagles could eventually play in, whereas we still only have 4 in CM incl. Fletcher. If one of them should go, it has to be Eagles.

  24. BootifullGame

    June 18, 2007 at 10:44 am

    You dont think it was odd that Fergie was perpetually saying that Saha is fit and will play at the weekend..only for him to be mysteriously absent from the team. Week after week after week. He comes on plays 45 mins and then he’s out again and the whole process starts over again. Surely if he was long term injured Fergie wouldnt be repeatedly stating that he was fit and ready to play. Its got nothing to do with the paper and more to do with Fergie’s word. After the West Ham game he made a thinly disguised jab at Saha, by praising all those players that were playing through knocks and injuries. Saha is like a race horse, he’s too fragile. If his hamstrings are ready to go, but in his mind he doesnt feel right, he wont play and you can guarentee that will piss Fergie off.
    Fletcher has had many many many more first team/squad involvements than Eagles and they are at the same level….what does that tell you about Fletchers progress? Eagles has had a handful of games and already looks more promising than Fletcher. As for pecking orders, Eagles might have the new signing ahead of him but Fletcher has got Hargreaves, Carrick, Scholes, Giggs, Pique, ahead of him in my opinion. I wouldnt want Fletcher in the squad over any of those players, and plenty more. O’Shea is more versatile than Fletcher.

  25. Sam

    June 18, 2007 at 10:54 am

    Leaving-
    Richardson
    Silvestre

    Possibly-
    Smith
    Wes Brown

    Darren Fletcher and John O’Shea are key links in the United squad, Fletcher especially with the possibility of playing 4 2 3 1. O’Shea is a mister fix it. In order to challenge and remain fresh over the season i think players like this are needed to cover, and as long as they are aware of their postion in our team as cover and not in out top 11.

  26. Tomas

    June 18, 2007 at 11:44 am

    So you’re still basing your comments on an interpretation of words… have you ever heard SAF actually critisize Saha for his injuries. I have heard SAF say that they were aware of Saha’s injury problems, when they bought him, and that it is something they as a club accepted from the beginning. As for insinuations and allegations by SAF on Saha not playing through injuries… as long as he hasn’t critisized Saha directly, there’s no reason to think that’s what he’s doing.

    I guess I’ll leave it to SAF to evaluate on Fletcher and Eagles’ progress, and not you. I’m pretty sure that Eagles would have had more games last season, if his progress was better.

    As for the pecking order in midfield: Fletcher was picked as 3rd man, whenever we played the 4-2-3-1. Giggs was played up front behind the striker or on the wing (running towards the middle), because his work rate isn’t as big as it used to be. As for Pique: he’s a defender, and I’m pretty sure that’s why his brought back. We might see him in midfield, because I agree that he can definitely play there. As for his position in the pecking order, we’ll have to wait and see SAF’s decision, if it is ever necessary.

  27. Little Dud

    June 18, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    I think that the only reason why Smith would be sold this summer would be if Man Utd were to bring in another striker. If somone were to come in and push Smith any lower down the pecking order, then there would be almost no choice for him to leave. Having said that, if another striker does get signed, i would expect Rossi to go on loan for another season, and thats got to be annoying him by now.

  28. BootifullGame

    June 18, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    And i see you have jumped on the “Smith doesn’t score enough goals” bandwagon, Tomas. Considering the impact Smith made on his return to the side in the run in, id have Smith playing/staying over Saha. Im well aware of the fact that Pique is a defender, but seeing as he has played DM for Zaragoza this season i was merely saying that I wold prefer him playing DM to Fletcher. I know Fletch has made some minor improvements this season, but for my money, United are a much more reserved, lightweight and un imaginative side with the likes of Fletcher in the side. I believe Giggs has partnered Fletcher and O’Shea at times in CM last season and for the last few, as you say because his work rate has dropped off so dramatically. If he stay, fine. I cant knock his commitment, but i would expect him to play a much smaller role which cant be bad.

  29. WCH

    June 18, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    I highly doubt we’ll be selling off any strikers this summer. Maybe during the winter transfer window, but for now, Smith and Saha remain very serviceable frontmen when fit, so why not keep them? If a striker does come in, I see either one being sold to recoup some transfer money, but otherwise, we may stay pat.

    I can’t stand all this media speculation about Rossi. I feel he’s going to finally get his chance with United, as are the other youngsters Evans, Pique, Simpson; and he’ll be a good squad player scoring some goals along the way for sure. He’ll come good.

  30. Liam O'Kelly

    June 18, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    It’s hard to decide between Smith and Saha they are both decent players and I thought Smith did a great job towards the end of the season but Saha was great at the start.

    Maybe we should sell them both and play John O’Shea up Front 🙂

  31. Alvin Lim

    June 18, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    Saha is good, no doubt. But having a player who is too prone to injury for the entire season will not help much. No? For me, I would prefer a selfless player who passes the ball around when he couldnt finish it. People like Rooney and Smith and Solksjaer. Saha, on the other hand, is our typical striker who tries to get most of the shots by himself. I can still remember the chances that he wasted in the few games that we were trailing….when he could’ve passed the ball to Roo or Ron.

    Maybe it’s just me but I personally don’t really like Saha. I prefer Smith who is a team player.

    Give Fletcher some time. He is much more versatile than Eagles IMO.

  32. Tomas

    June 18, 2007 at 3:42 pm

    Bootifullgame – well Fletcher will probably never be a regular at OT, but he’s a very good sub to have, since he always works his socks off. As a first or second choice back-up I couldn’t ask for anyone better, who’s also content with his role.

    About Smith. It’s not so much him only scoring 1 goal since his return. He hasn’t played that many matches, so he’s kinda excused by that. Problem is more that he hardly had any chances in the games, which is a way bigger problem. If he only got the chances, at least his movement was good enough. But he doesn’t get the chances. I love his spirit, but fact is that Saha is simply a better striker when fit. I don’t know if Smith will ever reach United-level, but he hasn’t played as striker for 2 years, which definitely doesn’t help his cause.

  33. BootifullGame

    June 18, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    Amen to that Tomas.
    Dont get me wrong i think that what Saha brings to the team, when fit, is great. His pace and eye for goal is top draw. I cant question his ability, its his application and desire that troubles me at times. Nuff said.

    If we are to sacrifice one of either Saha or Smith then i hope its for a top class striker and not so much the unknown quantity. I know theres a good chance im gonna be disappointed on that but, hey, i can hope for a fourth Horsemen of the Apocalypse to join Rooney, Rossi and either Smith or Saha.

  34. haydar

    June 18, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    i’d like to see smith stay so :
    1- oshea
    2- ole (had a great career but thats over)
    3- silvestre
    4- bardsley
    5- richardson

  35. joninjapan

    June 18, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    –strikers–

    i honestly think saha is an amazing striker with great skill and ability… but he’s injured all the time… when he’s fit he should no doubt be first choice alongside rooney… but when he’s not fit (close to half the time i’d imagin)

    smith on the other hand… i love his passion… and his energy… what i would consider is making him a squad player (like john o’shea and fletcher.. more on that later) or selling him to sunderland.. cause he’d be a great addition to their team imo

    and yeah i understand that Ole is a legend but he shouldn’t get that many games (i’d ideally like to see him as captain of the league cup sides)

    so the only one i would get rid of would be smith…

    –Midfield–
    …unless he can become a midfield utility player.. like oshea… if that happened then i wouldn’t mind selling fletcher at all…cause imo fletcher lacks pace vision and technique…and you have to have at least two of those to be successful in the man utd midfield (giggs has technique and visoin, ronoldo has pace and technique etc)

    …in fact i would probably be okay with selling fletcher whatever happens… while im a bit more partial to oshea who has scored some important goals for us this year (and last year at arsenal.. it wouldnt have been 4-2 unless oshea hadnt scored that delightful chip at the end)

    and i know that people will point to last seasons injury bug and say “look we need fletcher, just in case” and i’ll just turn around and point to nani and anderson and hargreaves.. and rest my case

    –defense–
    silvester can go imo… i know he’s been great for us (and not so great too haha) in the past… but he’s still just that.. a remnant of the past… and the future wont wait that much longer for a first team chance… so yeah

    ==final list–

    either way, i would sell fletcher and silvester… i would sell smith in january if he isnt panning out as a squad player

  36. ChineseElvis

    June 20, 2007 at 9:26 am

    I would like to see the following go this summer

    1. Richardson – has never done a thing in the first team.
    2. Smith – plays like a centre half, up front. Not good enough.
    3. Silvestre. We have enough younger options in his positions.
    4. Brown. Very good player but same reason as above. Cash in now

    Ole should stick around witha view to joining the coaching staff. A legend, but past it now.

  37. JapaneseElvis

    June 20, 2007 at 10:10 am

    Anyone who thinks Fletcher should be sold should be shot. He just lacks a bit of confidence about his role in the Utd team. Often he plays the easy pass to Scholes, when for Scotland he would try a through ball or more adventurous pass. He has the quality, the motivation and incredible stamina.

    Silvestre and Richardson must go. Smith should only be sold for the right price (not the pitiful £4 million being talked about) and if we already have a replacement.

    Rossi must not be loaned out again, but should be in the first team squad.

  38. Fready (NOR)

    June 20, 2007 at 10:21 am

    I think Heinze or/and Silvestre will go to make room for Pique and Evans. Also we have Brown and O’Shea as great covers for Ferdinand and Vidic.

    Solskjær and Saha will stay because they are injured and no-one will buy them now. Solskjær has the end of his contract next summer, so this is probably his last season as a footballer. He will never be sold. Too bad Saha struggles with injuries, because he can be a real asset to the team when fit. His turns are just magnificent!

    Richardson and Eagles should go. 2-3 mill each. Not good enough, and we got decent cover now with Nani and Anderson coming in.

    Fletcher should stay for at least another season. He is still young and got a great engine. Park should also stay, even though he will still be a fringe player. With his effort, Smith should stay. Unless of course we buy a senterforward who never gets injured and is so good that he always play ;-). Rossi: This is a make or break season for you at United! Unless you get farmed out to Sunderland to gain premiership experience.

    Looking forward to the new season!!! 😀

  39. colrbar

    June 20, 2007 at 11:43 am

    fletcher and o shea are both some of the best utility men about and would definately walk into the first 11 of just about any other prem team. some people are saying fletcher doesnt have the vision or quality thats good enough, but these things come with experience of which he is gaining plenty, remember hes only about 22 or so and oshea has played over 200 games for utd and can be relied upon(to do a quite resonable job) anywhere from midfield to defence and goalie and i suppose if you figure that he had the best goal to shot ratio in the prem last year(80% and second was less than 20%) he can even play striker 🙂 granted the 2 of them arent the greatest players in the world but theyre both ultra reliable and v. rarely mess up hence should not be sold. richardson out the door, slyvestre see la later, send smith on loan to a club as a main striker to recapture his eye for goal and also giving rossi a chance at utd instead of loan keep saha and change his contract to pay as you play

  40. TheHex_Red

    June 21, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    I think we’ll sell 2 out of Bardsley. Heinze and Silvestre (hopefully definitely Silvestre) as we have 3 young defenders coming in.
    We might sell all 3 and Richarson and Smith and Saha but I doubt it very much.
    I can only see Smith or Saha going if we bring in a striker.
    Personally I would sell Saha, he’s too injury prone. Smith had a good strike rate when he first came to United and if played as more of a box striker could achieve that sort of form again. You have to take into account that in the last few seasons Smith has been retrained as a central midfielder and had a horrific injury. He needs time upfront.
    We could sell both and bring in no strikers and give Fangzhou and Rossi a chance but again thats unlikely.
    Ole will stay another year and then retire into the coaching staff, he deserves that much at least. He’s only going to be the 5th striker anyway so what would be the point in letting him go.

  41. MoYa

    June 21, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    I think United should sell smith and saha and bring in Fabio Quagliarella.
    Lol also needs to be sold. and although i think Heinze is gona leave, we should rayher keep him and sell Silvestre.

  42. MoYa

    June 21, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    Damn… *Richardson needs to be slod!*

  43. PAIJANG

    June 23, 2007 at 1:44 am

    it’s confirm now

    heinze move to real madrid

    smith move to newcastle

    bardsley move to everton

    the rest still uncertainty…

    i like to see richardson,silverstre & saha out from OT…

  44. Steve from CA

    June 26, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    Ideally:

    1. Richardson (given too many chances and has failed miserably)
    2. Silvestre (not at all needed)
    3. O’Shea (terrible touch and most inconsistant performer on team)
    4. Brown (same category as silvestre, we have youngsters to fill in)
    5. Smith (seems like a done deal, i just hope we can get a decent fee)
    6. Saha (good striker, but the money from his transfer fee would go further toward strengthening the squad than having him on the roster)
    7. Heinze (I would like to see him stay, but it seems doubtful to me)

  45. Craptologist

    June 29, 2007 at 6:56 am

    Let me see, I am SAF I’d let go the ones that can get me the most money. I’d sell Smith and Heinze. Smith is definitely a first team player in any given below top 3-4 of EPL. He should give MU more than 10 mil pound. By selling Heinze I could get maybe at least 4.5 mil pound. That should be a total of at least 15 mil pound. With that I could get a some one like Berbatov for example.

    There’s no way I am going to sell O’shea, fletcher, richardson, ole. You must remember not all the players can maintain 100% through out the season. We need 2nd string players who are equally good for minimum of 3-5 games while the injured 1st team players recuperating.

  46. Jonny P

    July 5, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    Hope we sell:

    Richardson
    Saha
    Silvestre

    Probably sell:

    Richardson
    Bardsley
    Smith or Rossi
    Heinze

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