Posts Tagged ‘Nasri’
Wesley Sneijder and Samir Nasri are the two names being bandied around right now when it comes to discussion of which player is going to single handedly make Barcelona rubbish. Both players have seen their spurts of popularity amongst United fans recently, with our initial enthusiasm for Nasri having waned somewhat, to be replaced by a desire to see Sneijder join the club.
The two players can now be considered to be experienced, Sneijder especially so, but what do their goal and assists records suggest about the players? Who should we buy? Does Nasri really only provide one assist a season?
Three weeks ago we asked our readers which player they would kidnap and force to join Manchester United, were such an option both legal and morally sound. The results are in, and they make for very interesting reading.
This summer, it was widely agreed that Manchester United needed to strengthen in two areas in principal, central midfield and in goal. The need for a dominant goalkeeper was obvious, with the great Edwin van der Sar hanging up his gloves and the relatively limited range of variables that must be considered when selecting a goalkeeper. However, the midfield puzzle has been a little more difficult to solve.
Some argued that we needed some true defensive steel, pointing the finger to the games where we were overrun in midfield by the likes of Blackpool and Wolves. Others demanded a creative genius be added, instead choosing to focus on the games where we struggled to break down stubborn defences, most notably in our away games in the first half of the season.
For all the shit we have directed at Samir Nasri, some of it deserved, if the rumours linking him with a move to Old Trafford are true, and it’s something Fergie is working on behind the scenes, then I would be absolutely delighted.
What better way to stick two fingers up at one of our biggest title rivals, a team on the verge of implosion and about to abandontheir everything they hold dear in a summer transfer orgy, than to sign one of their best players?
More relevantly to us, what better way to show to the world that we mean business by signing a young, hungry player who offers creativity, work-rate and is a ready-made replacement for the player that Ryan Giggs has become?