As we approach the start of the 2009/10 season many football fans are starting to wonder if the Man Utd squad is good enough to take the title this season. After a victorious 2008/09 season we have seen the loss of Ronaldo and players such as Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville starting to fade into the background as the new breed of Man United players step forward. So is the current squad good enough to take the title in 2009/10?
The first thing to say is that despite a fairly quiet period in the transfer market the Glazier brothers have backed Sir Alex Ferguson to the hilt as and when funds are required. Whether the acquisition of Dimitar Berbatov was the best bit of business for Manchester United is very much debatable but if he is to shine then this is the season he needs to do so. The loss of Carlos Tevez is a difficult one to understand because this is a player who scored goals, played well and was Manchester United through and through but was allowed to leave after his loan period was over.
The recent signing of Valencia from Wigan for a reported £16 million is certainly a step in the right direction although while the player has done well at Wigan he is as yet untested at the very highest level. However, Sir Alex Ferguson has a track record which is second to none in the English Premiership which is perhaps one of the reasons why Manchester United fans appear to be very patient with his player picks and transfer strategy. There is no doubt that the 2009/10 season will be difficult but few would bet against Sir Alex Ferguson bringing in a few more big names before the start of the season, after all this is the man who sold Ronaldo for a reported £80 million!