Spanish sources suggest that Sir Alex is planning another big name signing!
Reports in Spain suggest that Manchester United are set to make a concerted new effort to sign Valencia winger David Silva next week.
The player is due to report back to training with Los Che after an extended break following his participation in the Confederations Cup.
And Marca claim that United are going to be leading the chase to sign him, as they still have money available to spend from the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid.
United have already brought in Michael Owen and Antonio Valencia this summer, along with French youngster Gabriel Obertan and Senegalese striker Mame Biram Diouf. (4thegame.com)
I have no doubt that Sir Alex is considering bringing in new faces to the club, regardless of what he has said to the contrary, after all just a day after stating he wouldn’t be signing any more players, he went ahead and did just that by bringing in Mame Biram Diouf.
In many ways David Silva would be an ideal signing for the Old Trafford side and the Spanish international would go some way to providing the firepower that will be missed following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure. Luis Antonio Valencia is a top notch player but Man United could well do with another wide man and that is where the Valencia man could step in.
Nani has been pretty impressive in pre-season action but I still doubt he has what it takes to successfully step out of Cristiano’s shadow and impress on a regular basis. In many ways the Portuguese international has the tricks that Ronaldo’s has but without the end product, and that is where Silva comes in.