Encouraging signs from United strikers this pre-season
Manchester United strikers have made an encouraging start in pre-season. Michael Owen has scored two goals in two games in pre-season and has look lively. Federico Macheda also scored in his only appearance of the pre-season.
The strikers at different spectrums of the age scale have both impressed and will be vying for a place in the United attack next season. Sir Alex Ferguson has backed young Italian Macheda to emerge as a force in the new season.
He also stated that he hasn’t spent big signing a striker because of the youngsters presence in the squad. The 17 year-old scored some vital goals last season and will be hoping to make more first team appearances in the coming season.
Meanwhile Owen has looked lively in pre-season and it looks like he has regained his love and zest for the game, after four miserable years at Newcastle. His signing could be another fine Fergie masterstroke and I believe all the doubters will be proved wrong.
Fergie has also backed Wayne Rooney to develop even more in the next two years and become his top striker. The England international has became even more important to the team after the sales of Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez. The teams performance next season could be dependent on the former Everton stars form and he could be the difference between success and failure.
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