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Why the young talent at Old Trafford is so valuable

In all the media gossip over possible transfer deals that Manchester United may or may not make during the summer, a comment made by Sir Alex Ferguson during the recent pre season tour of North America was almost totally overlooked. Yet it goes a long way towards explaining the reason why the only ones completed so far were those of two youngsters who have barely hit their twenties. Chris Smalling will not be 21 until November while Javier Hernandez only turned 22 in June.

Ferguson ponders the cost of world’s best keeper

Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon could be heading for Manchester this summer in one of the biggest transfer deals of the close season and Italian sources believe City are poised to outbid United for a man ranked by many as the world’s number one. There may be not one but TWO stumbling blocks for City however and United’s late victory at Eastlands on Saturday may well scupper any hopes the Blues may have had.

Ferguson ponders the cost of world's best keeper

Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon could be heading for Manchester this summer in one of the biggest transfer deals of the close season and Italian sources believe City are poised to outbid United for a man ranked by many as the world’s number one. There may be not one but TWO stumbling blocks for City however and United’s late victory at Eastlands on Saturday may well scupper any hopes the Blues may have had.