Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Who da Man?

Manchester United has scored two goals in their last two matches. One in their 1-1 draw with Magpies at OT and the other in their 1-0 win over Pompeys at Fratton Park.

On both occasions, many would have expected Rooney or Tevez to find the spot. But, it all came from this man.


Long thought to be a fringe player, Darren Fletcher, the midfielder from the land of fine single malt whiskey. I have always thought of him to be a good player but he lacks the built to be a very good midfielder. He has come good this season saving the blushes of Red Devils.

While we await the arrival of Dmitar Berbatov, well, many said that his whining ways may not be wanted at OT, I would like to draw some parallels to what Fergie has done to these flawed genius and turned them into legends at OT. The first name that came to mind.... was none other than Kung-fu extraordinaire...
Who else? The Great Eric Cantona

Berba to be turned into another inspirational player in the mould of King Cantona? Not far from it in terms of temperament.. flawed genius needs the Fergie's touch!

Moreover his predatory instincts will give Man United the edge sorely missed. Tevez and Rooney are real hardworking players but they run too much. Berba may suit the setup. I feel he is a more complete player than Van Nistelrooy in many aspects. He can dribble, he can shoot, he can head, he is deadly in the penalty area, he is well built and he is FAST. Lets hope that he doesnt whine in the famous RED of Manchester United.


TheWhisperer said...

Watch out for Fletcher this season. This guy has finally matured. Take a look at his physique.. No more a frail guy. Just like C Ronaldo when he first arrived. He was frail and MU did a great job toughen him up.

This time it will be Fletcher.. Way to go!!

Malaysian Joe said...

I always like to see him jiggling around with his flailing arms... typically Giggs inspired.. but lately I think he plays more like Carrick especially the way he slides the ball around.

fergie said...

I used to wonder why Sir Alex kept this chap Fletcher .. I referred to him as his godson hehe .. can he keep it up tho? I don't understand why he is after Berbatov .. I am not impressed by Berba. Ahhhhh .. King Cantona ... our glory days .. nostalgia .. sighhhhh

Malaysian Joe said...

Me neither. I would rather 25mil spent on Huntelaar. Then again, Huntelaar is not proven in BPL while whiny Berba is known quality.