A brace from both Robin Van Persie and Danny Welbeck saw of a dejected Swansea City side and set United up for what should be another season of success.
The Red Devils looked like a potent force moving forward, boasted a strong midfield and a rigid defense. But the Premier League season is long and with United looking to compete on all fronts, building a well-rounded squad with plenty of strength in depth, is the order of the day.
That’s why people want to see further additions to this Manchester United side. They want to feel safe in the knowledge that the Swansea City game wasn’t a one-off.
Who United can look to bring in is a different matter. David Moyes has already failed in his attempts to sign Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas. Perhaps it’s time for the former Everton man to look a little closer to home?
That’s exactly what Moyes appears to be doing. According to The BBC, United have made a £28m bid for two current Everton stars.
The men in question are Everton’s left-back Leighton Baines and their defensive-midfielder/defender/striker, Marouane Fellaini. The Toffees are believed to value Baines at £18m, whilst the Belgium bruiser would cost more than £20m (Source: The Star). Perhaps David Moyes could use his old connections to help speed up the negotiations?
If both deals went through, that would be £38m’s worth of transfer action from Manchester United. That’s would surely be enough to satisfy the fans.
More importantly, it would surely be enough to set up the club for more success over the course of the next 9-or-so months.
Both players would be able to make an immediate impact at Old Trafford. Fellaini could well go on to be a replacement for Paul Scholes, whose tough-tackling and pin-point accuracy will be sorely missed. The Belgian’s technical grace and aerial threat only add to a catalogue of beneficial qualities.
Then there’s Leighton Baines, who is among the best full-backs in world-football. Whilst he seems happy at Everton, he does look to be destined for a move to a bigger club.
The two of them joining Manchester United together would put the club in a very strong position for the rest of the season. With that in mind, let’s hope David Moyes can seal the deals!
What’s your take? Would you like to see Manchester United go in for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini?
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