Totally agree, he was an imperious sort of figure at such a young age. Good point about Rooney.He was brilliant for such a young age and had the arrogance needed that you felt he’s slot in well at United.
The only thing that softened it for me was the venom with which Rooney took the main man role.
Benzema for me would have been the perfect partner for Rooney as we then had Berbatov as the 2nd man.
Still can’t believe we lost Ronaldo and thought we’d be fine with Valencia, Owen, Diouf and Obertan.
That window really stung.
We don't buy players just to stop a rival getting them, what would we want him for?Not exactly gutted but I think we're gonna regret not getting Trossard and letting a rival get him. Consistent 7-8/10 player
100% this. It has scarred me for life. I remember following the saga religiously on Teletext and being so sure that he was coming to us. It was heartbreaking and henceforth my hatred for Barca was born.Ronaldinho, cheers Peter Kenyon
Fergie said in an interview last year that we were never in for Sneijder and he has no idea where the rumour came from.Outside of Chile-Vision, I dont think there were any actual strong links to Vidal.
And SAF seemed to quickly come to the conclusion that Wesley Sneijder wasn't the type of profile he was looking for in a midfielder.
Didnt stop the media churning out rumour after rumour for months though.
SAF 'We looked at Jordan Henderson a lot, and Steve Bruce was unfailingly enthusiastic about him,' Ferguson wrote in his autobiography. 'But we noticed that Henderson runs from his knees, with a straight back. 'The modern footballer runs from his hips, and we thought this gait might cause him problems later in his career.A bit of a strange one and I'm sure most will disagree, but I think Jordan Henderson would've been a good purchase. Obviously the likes of Ronaldinho et al. are bigger misses, but Henderson could've at least helped our horrific midfield situation of the last decade.
Before he was bought by Liverpool he was shite though... And then he proved me and others on here wrong. Still a bit of a cnut, all things consideredA bit of a strange one and I'm sure most will disagree, but I think Jordan Henderson would've been a good purchase. Obviously the likes of Ronaldinho et al. are bigger misses, but Henderson could've at least helped our horrific midfield situation of the last decade.
I'm pretty sure that Kanté only had eyes for Chelsea for whatever reason.From those with whom we were heavily linked - Benzema, Hazard, Thiago
From those we weren't, but we absolutely should have been - Modric, Kante, Mahrez; Modric would have been extremely tough to get because of Levy, so I kind of understand it, but both Kante and Mahrez were there for the taking