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A Tale Of Champions... Hopefully...

My Journey with Manchester United!
Started on 2 January 2012 by ChaosTheory
Latest Reply on 2 January 2012 by ChaosTheory
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Hello all,

Today I bring to you my journey with Manchester United, and i sincerely hope you find it easy and entertaining to read. Also, I am more than appreciative of constructive criticism of my play style / (potential) signings / writing style, so please do feel free to comment all you like :)

Ok, so let's get down to business...

Start Of Season Update:

Formations:

I have decided on 2 formations for this season, a 4-5-1 (With DM and Wingers) and 4-2-3-1 formations. My primary will be the 4-5-1, as I think my back 4 are a little vulnerable, and so the DM will be pivotal to any success I may have this year. The fact that I only have 1 defensive minded midfielder, should help me to take control of the midfield in many games. My wingers are set to attack and pump crosses aplenty into the box for my Striker to attack.
My secondary formation, is as mentioned, a 4-2-3-1. I only intend to use this when I am a clear underdog (Not going to be very often), or if I have a very slender lead to protect. The two midfielders play deep, and will be defensively minded, but in using this formation I also retain an offensive threat through my 4 attackers.


Transfers:

My philosophy on transfers is fairly simple, buy cheaper (in the long run) young players, and not overspend on more experienced players. So don't expect to see a lot of £30m+ transfers, because, the only chance of that happening is if a truly world class player becomes available (contract running out / unhappy at current club etc) and it's more prudent for me to acquire the player, rather than a rival. On most transfers, expect to see fee's of around £15m max.

Players Sold / Loaned Out:

Ravel Morrison - FC Twente - Loan
Danny Welbeck - FC Twente - Loan
Sean McGinty - Oxford - Loan
Tomasz Kuszczak - Malaga - £1m
Park Ji-Sung - PSG - £8m
Mame Biram Diouf - Napoli - £4m
Anderson - Arsenal - £13m
Federico Macheda - Palermo - £4m

Total Raised : £30m

My summer signings are as follows:

Tony Trindade de Vilhena - A young Dutch midfielder, who my scouts inform me has the potential of becoming a truly world class player. My plans for him this year are to involve him in some first team games, but mainly, he will be in the reserves. The transfer fee was £1.1m

Vaclav Kadlec - A 19 year old Czech attacker who shows a lot of promise (confirmed by a superb pre-season for me) and I feel he can offer a lot to the team immediately. I expect he will see most of his football in the Carling and FA cup's, with the odd league appearance thrown in. The transfer fee was £8m

Mbaye Niang - Another young player who my scouts have highlighed to me. Just 16 years old, and a Striker by trade, he is a powerful player who im sure will be a leading PL striker in a few years time. The transfer fee was £7.25m

Facundo Ferreyra - A 20 year old Argentinian striker who looks like a decent player already. He impressed while on trial, so I decided to make the deal permanent. Unfortunately however, he doesn't qualify for a work permit just yet, so a loan to Antwerp is on the cards. The transfer fee was £5m

Clarence Seedorf - A player who needs no introduction. The Dutch maestro is still a quality player, and I feel he will bring some stability and guile to my midfield. Add to that, the fact I got him cheap, and this is a transfer that makes me quite happy. The transfer fee was £1.5m

Total Spent: £23m



The Community Shield:

Manchester United 2 - 1 Manchester City

De Gea | Fabio, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra | Jones | Seedorf, Giggs | Nani, Kadlec | Hernandez

"Manchester City took the lead when Man City captain Vincent Kompany scored a close range header on 45 minutes. Commanding centre-back Rio Ferdinand then equalised for Manchester United in the 68th minute with a mighty header from within the six-yard box.
Winger Nani then clinched a late winner on 84 minutes with a deftly exectued finish. Nani's impact delighted the fans with his late goal"

"Man of the Match - Rio Ferdinand"

A great start to the season, and I hope, a sign of things to come over the course of the year.

Next Update - End Of January

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