Club guide: Manchester United
Saturday 14 August 2010
Sack Race: 50-1
C Smalling (Fulham, £10m, right), Bebe (Vitoria Guimaraes, £7.4m), J Hernandez (CD Guadalajara, £7m), M Vermijl (Standard Liège, £300,000)
total spent: £24.7m
Z Tosic (CSKA Moscow, £8m), B Foster (Birmingham, £6m), C Cathcart (Blackpool, £350,000), T Heaton (Cardiff, free), M B Diouf (Blackburn, loan), D Welbeck (Sunderland, loan)
total made: £14.35m
Player to watch
Javier Hernandez. The Mexican will have to be patient but should take some weight off Wayne Rooney if and when given his chance.
Rio Ferdinand’s fitness and the ageing of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, though the latter looked immaculate in the Community Shield.
Sir Alex Ferguson loves a challenge and will use all his wiles to wrest the Premier League title back from Chelsea as well as having an eye on the Wembley Champions League final.
Story of the summer
Fergie wrapped up arguably the steal of the summer early on, securing Hernandez before he wowed the World Cup.
Last season 2nd
Were denied title by one result – the home defeat by Chelsea.
This season 1st
Have bought for the long term but can benefit in the short.
Diving in at the deep end is no excuse for shirking the style stakes
Latest in Sport
- 2 Loom bands: Bids for dress made from colourful rubber pass £170,000 on eBay
- 3 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 4 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
- 5 The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’