With the Premier League about to spark into life this weekend, COS reporter Adam Hennessey casts his eye over the players he feels will have an impact this coming season, but players who readers may not know much about.
Manchester United may have lost Cristiano Ronaldo from their midfield, aswell as Carlos Tevez, but Sir Alex Ferguson has looked to replace these two to some extent, with the signings of Antonio Valencia and Michael Owen, however, it may be a player already at Old Trafford, who may benefit immensely from this time to shine.
Zoran Tosic arrived from Partizan Belgrade in January 2009, and only made 2 appearances off the bench for the Premier League champions, as Sir Alex decided to let him adapt to the country, and the way United play, via the reserves. However, after an impressive pre-season tour of Asia for Tosic, he will be looking to try make one of the wide areas his own over the coming season. Comfortable down either wing, Tosic is a pacey, tricky dribbler, with excellent close ball control, who will look to take some of the goalscoring, and creative, burden off the likes of Berbatov, Rooney and Owen, similar to how Ronaldo did for the Red Devils. He is a key member of the Serbian team, alongside Manchester United counterpart Nemanja Vidic, and, with Serbia sitting ontop of their World Cup qualifying group, Tosic will be looking to go into the World Cup on a high.