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.
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