Here We Go…

August 20, 2012

Football/Soccer!, Match Previews

Football is finally back. Watching everyone else kick-off Saturday and yesterday was a pain, but United are back playing and want title number 20.

Speaking of number 20, a very frustrating summer provided an almighty shock. Rumors that United are interested in Robin Van Persie have been circulating for months. However, no one really believed that Van Persie would or could be signed by United, such has been Arsenal’s reluctance to sell to United in the past. With City’s superior spending powers, I felt it was an impossibility.

Knowing better, nothing is ever impossible with United and the acquisition of Van Persie has shocked United fans around the globe. It’s got one or two excited as well.

The pessimist can’t help but, question the transfer. How will Van Persie fit into our system? Will he and Rooney be able to co-exist? What does this mean to Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck? Surely a central midfielder was much more of a priority?. What will become of Dimitar Berbatov and Federico Macheda?

People point at the success United had in the treble season with four strikers. However, its been documented that Sheringham was concerned with the lack of playing time during the season. Similar concerns are bound to re-occur this season. At an age where players seem to be more and more impatient, this could be problematic.

Yet, the prospect of Van Persie and Rooney hitting off a partnership is just too alluring. If these two incredible gifted and intelligent players hit it off, then we’re in for tons of excitement.

And hasn’t excitement been at a low in the last few seasons? United have replaced fluidity with functionality. The toothless performance away at the Etihad last April will live long in the memory of all associated with United. The decision to play Ji-Sung Park for the first time in two months in a game of such magnitude surely haunts Sir Alex.

The signing of Shinji Kagawa has been overshadowed, but the image of Kagawa roaming with intent behind the likes of Rooney and Van Persie is one to cause grown men to drool.

Kagawa is the type of player United fans have wanted for a while now. The success of David Silva, Luka Modric and Juan Mata have left us crying out for a player of similar mould. Failed attempts at signing Ozil, Nasri and Hazard have left us deflated and cursing the regime of the Glazers. If Shinji Kagawa can transport his performances from Germany where he managed 17 goals last season, over to England then United will have another special player at their disposal.

Despite the exciting arrivals, fans will still bemoan the lack of a central midfielder. Nick Powell, an undoubted talent, is still far away from the first team. Tom Cleverley will once again be forced to deal with ridiculous expectations, but if he can stay fit then United will have a technically gifted player in midfield. If he can re-ignite his dynamic relationship with Anderson, or form an understanding with Michael Carrick, then maybe United’s midfield will be much more then simply adequate.

A trip to Goodison Park is going to be a tough test for United’s new boys. However, with the firepower and attacking intent United now possess, it’s difficult not to be excited.

The memory of the infamous 4-4 at Old Trafford last season will surely be in the minds of the United players. That capitulation cost United a twentieth league title and Rooney and co. will be desperate to set it right this season, starting tonight.

To quote our new signing – Let’s do this.

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