Why do people keep going on about this? The amount of times I've read on here that the midfield is "a weakness", or that it's going to "let us down", is absurd. It is not a weakness - it's simply not as strong as other areas of the team, which makes sense given that we have some of the very, very best players in the world in their respective positions in every other area of the line up. The most common argument in favour of signing a midfielder seems to be that Giggs and Scholes are unable to play 50-60 games a season. Well, of course they can't; infact, I think Patrice Evra is the only player on the planet that actually can. What Giggs and Scholes can do is play in the games that matter, like when we mopped the floor with Chelsea the other week, mainly down to the brilliance of, er, Paul Scholes. To say that our midfield needs strengthening is a disservice to players such as Scholes and Giggs, who are both likely to be considerably better than any player likely to be signed. Both players, given that they remain free of injury, are likely to play 30-35 games this season, and only need be played in the games that matter, or when Ferguson sees fit. That is more than enough, and it's madness to say that the likes of Fletcher, Carrick, Gibson, Anderson et al aren't good enough footballers to contribute againt the rest of the teams in the Premiership. Yes, the Ozil signing would've been nice, and at great value, but ultimately it would've taken up another space in the squad that could've been allocated to one of the youngsters we've got in the squad. Like Ferguson says, and just as anyone else who has watched any academy and reserve games over the past year or two will vouch for, the youngsters really are all that and, unlike previous years, we have them in abundance in every position. We do not need a central midfielder.