A few former Sporting Lisbon players have made a name for themselves at Old Trafford…
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United’s flying winger Nani reckons the Old Trafford side could improve their position – by landing a couple of his old mates from Sporting Lisbon.
The Portuguese star began his career at the club, alongside the world’s most expensive player Cristiano Ronaldo.
Asked who United should buy, Nani said: “I’d have some young players, Miguel Veloso and Yannick Djalo.
“They are very good players I knew from Sporting.” (The Sun)
It is anyone’s guess whether Nani actually believes that these players are those that Manchester United need, or if he just wants his friends to join him at Old Trafford.
Versatile central midfielder Miguel Veloso could certainly be used in Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad, but United have a surplus of wingers without Yannick Djalo.
Antonio Valencia will be back from injury in February 2011, and with the Ecuadorian, Nani, Ryan Giggs, Park Ji-Sung, Gabriel Obertan and er… Bebe already on the books at the club, another winger seems unnecessary.
Even Miguel Veloso – while a valuable squad asset – is not the most pressing priority for Manchester United. Darren Fletcher is more than capable of performing the role of spoiler, though his form has dropped in recent games.
The team are mostly bereft of a creative force in central midfield, having failed to pick up Wesley Sneijder or the cut-price Mesut Ozil or Rafael Van Der Vaart in the summer.
Perhaps Nani should leave the transfer activity to those who know best.
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