Fergie’s words a transfer smokescreen & Rooney must now raise the bar – Best of MUFC
As per usual deadline day passed without incident at Old Trafford as Sir Alex Ferguson once again sat back and watched the rest of the Premier League scurry around the market frantically finalising last-minute deals. Having conducted his business earlier in the transfer window he was urged to break out his cheque book one final time to bring a new anchor man to the club. With Ferguson now adopting a fashionable 4-2-3-1 many United supporters felt the need for a robust defensive midfielder was an essential purchase to provide a line of cover in front of the back four that is already the subject of intense questioning so early in the season. Yet the Red Devils chief paid little or no attention to the requests hailing from the stands, twitter, message boards and fan sites. It’s often I would advocate a manager take heed of his fans over transfer suggestions but Ferguson may come to regret his decision to do so on this occasion.
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“Wayne’s a bit behind other players in terms of fitness. He needs a few games. I wanted to play Van Persie at Old Trafford, although I knew he wasn’t 100% fit either. I’d have rather taken him off with 20 minutes to go. It was only because we lost the second goal that I was forced to leave him on. It wasn’t an easy choice to leave Wayne out because he is a very good player who can score you goals.” Sir Alex Ferguson explains Wayne Rooney’s omission from the starting line-up against Fulham last week