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Firstly i'd like to point out i'm a United fan so don't be suprised if you dn't agree with everything i say but this is only my opinion.
I'm not thinking about past transfers that have paid off this ismy prediction of the current transfer window, with the big money move and the shrewd signings that have been going on in the Premiership (and a few which in turn affect the Premiershiptoo) this time around.
So obvioulsy the biggest ever transfer fee is going to be the biggest talking point...
Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United to Real Madrid for a massive £80 million, well to be honest i think it was time he left after years of flirting with Real Madrid and at £80 million United made an immense profit. Regardless he is one of the best footballers on the planet and will still be hugely missed.
United's loss is Real's gain, he will sensational in La Liga next season his play will suit the league even better than the Premiership and no doubt the top scorer in Europe.
With Ronaldo gone what will United do???
Antonio Valencia from Wigan to Manchester United rumoured to be £16 million. Still have the bulk of the £80 million from Ronaldo and he has been playing very well for Wigan over the past two years. Fergie knows what he is doing and i think putting him with the rest of the United team he will be even better next year, still he is not going to be Ronaldo or even replace him but who can? I would be very suprised to see him flop as he has already played well for a team in the same league, who no disrespect to Wigan are not as good as United. For me a consistant performer who will prove good value for money.
Now for the shock of the window!!!
Michael Owen from Newcastle United to Manchester United for FREE!!!!
Well a former Kop icon not what i would like to see in a United shirt (except gerard or torres obviously :)) but everyone is talking about the negative side to this 'he is injury prone' or 'past it' as many people are saying i think this one really could be the buy of the summer. Last few years United have lacked a goal scorer and Owen is a natural goal scorer. Give him a chance and 9 times out of ten your one up!!
people forget he was once one of the most feared strikers in europe, i think he will recapturethis form under a mentor like Fergie,
So what have United's rivals been upto??
Chelsea haven't been as active as in previous transfer windows with small buys like Ross Turnbull who will no doubt be back up for cech, and Daniel Sturridge who is a good one for the future.
Liverpool on main signing Glen Johnson from Portsmouth which i think is a con they paid well over the odds but its their money lol will prob turn out tp be a successful buy and regular player
Arsenal have againbought only one player Thomas Vermaelen a £10 million buy from Ajax who is a centre back, should shore up a very questionable Arsenal back line but won't set the league on fire.
Then there is Manchester City who have been linked with every player on the planet Earth for me untilo they nail some really big signings they will continue to be an average team but hey i'm a red so do you expect me to say haha!!
For me Owen is the buy of the window... so far!!!
The move that paid off ...