I hope that none of you came to this article expecting me to talk about how wonderful United could be if we poached Robin Van Persie from our historic rivals Arsenal – far from it. @BeardedGenius has, in rather succinct English, written my precise thoughts on the potential move of Robin Van Persie to United in what I consider the best piece of journalism this year.
Sure, he had a fantastic season at Arsenal last year but it was only the second time in six seasons that he has managed to fob off serious injury but my main concern is that it is far from what we need at United.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that we haven’t even glossed over our glaring midfield issues. Nick Powell will be converted into a central midfielder, his natural position, but that is a work in progress. Our thoughts are all with Darren Fletcher but he is far from ready to return. Anderson, well, who knows – maybe it is his season, all we can do is pray and Cleverley still represents the greatest immediate hope from within the squad. I just hope that Sir Alex isn’t blinded by the fact that Paul Scholes is still part of the squad as, despite his innate quality, he hasn’t got the legs for a whole season anymore.
Danny Welbeck blossomed last year in his first full season as a Manchester United player – why would we stop his progression? Shinji Kagawa will give Chicharito copious opportunities to run behind the last defender – why would we stifle that?
In conclusion, City can have him. We don’t need a striker, let alone one that would cost upwards of £20 million and inevitably get injured more than Michael Owen.