Let's hope that Berbatov will be the next legend of Man Utd.
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Aiseh! City is really gunning for the top 4 clubs. They already screwed Chelsea with Robinho and cause Berba's price to raise. Now they want Ronaldo, Fabgas and Torres in Jan. Ronaldo alone was reported that they will bid 135m pounds for him. Fab and Torres will bid about 50m and total 235m pounds is still peanuts to them.
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Today's papers said that their front man already 10 times richer than Roman and he represents some royality in this group and total they have over US$1 trillion in spending power.
Even if all other EPL clubs combine their finalcial power also no match for them. This is how powerful they are.
Wah...i think they are not aiming to be the top four clubs but rather the top club with the 2nd place trailing behind.
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They might also buy out the special one -- Jose Mourinho, he is the only guy I think can get the better of SAF
World Cup weekend
The road to South Africa 2010 starts for numerous United players and one ex-Reds coach this weekend.
Nani is in the squad for Carlos Queiroz's first World Cup qualifier as Portugal boss, but Cristiano Ronaldo is continuing his rehab at Carrington.
John O'Shea should start on Saturday evening when the Republic of Ireland begin their campaign under Italian coach Giovanni Trapattoni. The away match against Georgia is being played on neutral ground in Mainz, Germany for security reasons.
O'Shea is in the same qualifying group as new United team-mate Dimitar Berbatov - they will face each other in late March 2009 but firstly Berbatov's Bulgaria travel to Montenegro in search of three points.
Also sharing a group are Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic, the defenders who both joined the Reds in January 2006. Evra hopes to feature in France's match in Austria while Vidic's Serbia are expected to make a winning start against the Faroe Islands.
Wes Brown and Wayne Rooney could play against Barcelona in Andorra but Rio Ferdinand was ruled out on Friday afternoon due to a back injury. Fortunately the Reds centre-back is expected to be fit for the second game against Croatia in midweek, three days before United travel to Liverpool.
Finally for Europe, Jonny Evans' Northern Ireland and Darren Fletcher are both away, taking on Slovakia and Macedonia respectively.
Qualifying in South America is already well underway - Argentina's match on Saturday will be their seventh. Carlos Tevez and co can go top of the 10-strong group if they beat leaders Paraguay in Buenos Aires.
FIFA World Cup qualifiers
Saturday 6 September fixtures featuring United players are as follows:
1 - Malta v Portugal
3 - Slovakia v N. Ireland
6 - Andorra v England
7 - Austria v France
7 - Serbia v Faroe Islands
8 - Montenegro v Bulgaria
8 - Georgia v Rep of Ireland
9 - FYR Macedonia v Scotland
South American Group
Argentina v Paraguay
Giggs pleased by Phelan promotion
Ryan Giggs believes Mike Phelan's promotion to assistant manager at Old Trafford is an "excellent appointment" by Sir Alex Ferguson.
Phelan had held the position of first team coach, subsequently taken up by Rene Meulensteen, since 2001 having spent five years at Old Trafford as a player during the late 80s and early 90s.
Sir Alex described Phelan as "a very talented and professional coach" after appointing him his No.2 and Giggs was quick to echo those sentiments.
"I played with Mick and know him well," explained the 34-year-old. "You always trust the manager with these things, but it is an excellent appointment.
"Mick knows the club well, has a very good relationship with the players and is a very good coach."
Money can buy trophies like Roman proved but it can't make them a big club over night but they will be a major force in the coming years if their owners throw money around like there is no tomorrow.
Its quite a big threat to Man Utd cos Glazers rely on Man Utd's success on field to have success off field to cope with the debts.