Chances that central defender Nemanja Vidic has played his last game for Manchester United appear to be increasing by the day as Sir Alex Ferguson accelerates his efforts to sign a replacement. The two front runners are Juventus’ Italian international Giorgio Chiellini and Denmark’s Simon Kjaer from Palermo. As well as an expected £20m bid from Manchester City for Vidic, Real Madrid also want to secure a deal by offering French striker Karim Benzema as a sweetener for a Vidic transfer.
An opinion piece appeared in The Daily Mirror this week in which some interesting points were made with regards to the possible revamp being planned by Sir Alex Ferguson for Manchester United. It will certainly be the last of the teams he builds in his near quarter century at Old Trafford with even the exact number being debatable because of his ability to have one team morph into the next.
Manchester United finished off their Asian tour with a 8-2 trouncing of Chinese side Hangzhou Greentown. Welsh veteran Ryan Giggs scored a hat-trick and Michael Owen managed a brace as the Premier League champions strolled to victory.