Federico Macheda? Remember him. Well the young Italian won’t be dawdling about in the reserves at Old Trafford much longer as he has secured a loan-deal to Bundesliga side Stuttgart for the rest of the season.
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Tonight Manchester United won in grand fashion to defeat Braga and seal their passage through to the Last 16 of the Champions League.
Once again though they had to come back from a 1-0 deficit after a sluggish effort from the team, which enabled Braga to get on-top of the game as United worryingly failed to get out of first-gear for large portions of the game.
Javier Hernandez has scored 4 goals in his last 3 games. That’s not bad for a lad who some fans were writing off after his slow start to the season. Isn’t it funny how quickly things can change.
The little Mexican has now scored 5 goals already this season and without tempting fate looks back to his best.
Robin van Persie of Arsenal is the most recent man to have been linked with Manchester United, with Sir Alex Ferguson confirming a bid for the top scorer of the last season, after Arsenal’s representatives gave it away in the media last week.
It's been confirmed.
Sir Alex said this on MUTV: "Arsenal have given it out we've made a bid for Robin van Persie. We have tried to keep it as close to a moment that we could conclude a deal."
So, do we need him?
Strikers win you matches goes the well known cliché. Subsequently, it becomes all the more important for a top notch club like Manchester United to have four top notch strikers at its disposal. Currently, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez are the strikers on the club’s roster.
What a year 2011 has been for Danny Welbeck so far. After suffering from injuries that curtailed the end to his season out on loan to Sunderland, the young Manchester-born forward has started the season on fire for Manchester United scoring 5 goals.
Here’s a question for you. Which former England striker is often labelled as one of the worst strikers ever to play for his country and to grace the Premier League?
At top clubs, there aren’t too many fringe players who will have had a ‘legendary’ moment at a club. In other words, very rarely do players not regularly part of the first team squad have a moment that will perhaps ‘immortalise’ them for that specific moment forever.
Surprisingly perhaps Michael Owen was handed a new one-year extension today which see’s the former England international stay at Old Trafford for another season.
Over the last month or so there has been rumours about Dimitar Berbatov's future at United. Despite the Bulgarian being our top goal scorer this season with 21 goals, there are still lingering doubts about his long-term future at the club.
Out-of-contract striker Michael Owen has reiterated his desire to stay at Manchester United for another season.