Old Trafford

Next Game

Man Utd v Chelsea

Sunday, 26 October 2014, 16:00

Barclays Prem

The Hawthorns

Last Game

W Brom 2 - 2 Man Utd

Monday, 20 October 2014, 20:00

Barclays Prem

Fergie must act quickly in market

Manchester United FanZoner Pete Hall believes Sir Alex Ferguson must act quickly in the transfer market to ensure further success next season.

Last Updated: 25/04/13 at 16:41 Post Comment

Robert Lewandowski: United should move for Dortmund forward

Robert Lewandowski: United should move for Dortmund forward

The hangovers have shifted, the clean-up operation is in full swing, the open top bus tour is all arranged and our 20th title now a permanent fixture in our almost-full-to-the-brim trophy cabinet.

With sections of the German media reporting slayer of the Galacticos Robert Lewandowski has agreed a switch to Bayern Munich, and that Radamel Falcao, another supposed Manchester United target, is all but en route to Stamford Bridge, taking a certain Jose Mourinho with him to Chelsea, we are in danger of being left out in the transfer market wilderness, even before the end of the season.

Sir Alex Ferguson and Ryan Giggs often talk about our philosophy of forward thinking, looking ahead to next season as soon as the celebrations have subsided, and now more than ever we cannot rest on our laurels, otherwise our building of a side capable of an all-out assault on Europe's elite will have to be put on the backburner once again.

It may sound a ridiculous notion to suggest that we thrash out a deal to snap up some of the most sought-after talent in the globe with four games still to play and that points record still well within our sights.

But if we dwell, cruise to the end of the season, lap up the applause and acclaim from rivals and experts alike we may well find ourselves up against it to build on our success of this campaign, at home and on the continent.

The problem is that the majority of the top leagues in Europe have all been settled already, well before the official climax of their respective seasons.

Bayern Munich strolled to the Bundesliga title at a canter, Barcelona have all but wrapped up their 22nd La Liga crown and Juventus, much like last season, are coasting at the top of Serie A.

Die Roten seem keen to cement their position as the force to be reckoned with in Europe after dismantling Barca on Tuesday night, and with Mario Gotze and seemingly Lewandowski already added to their talented squad, the Bavarians will certainly be formidable in 2013/14.

Barcelona may not have the financial clout they once had due to the devastating Spanish ecomonic situation, but they can still attract talent from all corners of the globe.

Juventus have already acquired the services of Fernando Llorente, who was one of the hottest properties before signing a pre-contract with the Old Lady, and still have enough monetary backing to add further to their side.

Then there is the nouveau riche Paris Saint-Germain, with their Qatari hierarchy, who could capture most of the players on their wish list after making giant strides on the European stage, after running the Catalans so close in the quarter finals. And, of course, they pay a lot too!

The oil-rich Russian clubs must not be discounted after their millions have already persuaded the likes of Hulk, Axel Witsel and Willian to join the Russian Premier League last season alone.

Yes we already have the deal wrapped up to sign England starlet Wilfred Zaha, but he is one for the future and isn't going to be a key player for some years yet.

Although, that being said, between them Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, and Nani have between them contributed (scored or assisted) to only 11 Premier League goals this season, and therefore Zaha may well get his chance sooner rather than later.

Stats like that show there is still a great deal of an improvement to be made to an excellent group of players.

How soon is now a certain mercurial Mancunian entertainer once questioned, and the answer in this case is today.

Get on that plane Fergie to work your cloak and dagger magic you have been so good at over the years, and sabotage Lewandowski's switch to the Bavarian giants before it's too late.

As Morrissey so eloquently deliberated, time is of the essence, and our beloved chieftain must set the wheels in motion even quicker than years gone by, and get our transfers dealings concluded sooner rather than later.

How soon is now?

You can find Pete on Twitter @pistolpeteh86

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e doesn't need a caoch. He needs a bus. A bloody big one, that he can park across the goal line. And when he gets one, he can do us a favour and let us know where we can buy one from as well.

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: No defence coach

Y

ou are wrong Per, thats the right way the play. Its everyone elses' fault that it doesnt work.

delboy
Mertesacker urges style change

A

s it's panto season coming soon, let me be the first Oh yes you do

munchie
Rodgers: No defence coach

Footer 365

Premier League: Ronald Koeman looking at European challenge sparked by Dusan Tadic

Ronald Koeman believes Dusan Tadic can spark Southampton into a challenge for Champions League football next season.

Premier League: Manuel Pellegrini confident Joe Hart will sign new Manchester City deal

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says he is confident that England goalkeeper Joe Hart will sign a new contract.

Premier League: Garry Monk puts Stoke furore behind him

Swansea boss Garry Monk is keen to focus on weekend opponents Leicester after a stormy week for him personally.

Mail Box

'Goals Like That Can Make You Pregnant'

Those being sniffy about Erik Lamela's rabona are given short shrift in the afternoon mailbox, where criticism of Brendan Rodgers is smashed out of the park...

Does David De Gea Need Competition?

It would certainly be a good idea to give Victor Valdes a contract, while we have more mails on Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger, the rabona and mailbox gripes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property