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News in this feature that SAF will offload Berbs (not unrealistic) and spend big dollars on Benzema and Villa (wouldn't be surprised if it they ended up with one of the two). Elsewhere in the feature it indicates that Fergie has asked for 60MM to spend on new recruits. Something doesn't add up if you estimate the cost of those two at 60MM, the "return" on Berbs as 20MM. That would leave only 20MM to reconstitute the midfield that has been non-existent for most of the season and potentially shore up the back line (although Smalling has already been purchased, you hardly get the sense that he's ready to be half of one of the top two or three central defensive pairings in the league since he doesn't start for Fulham).
If you're a United supporter, you shouldn't take these rumors too seriously and you should be MUCH happier if some central midfield help finds its way to OT in the summer. Heck, maybe Berbs would be more useful if he had more help from players not named Rooney when attacking.
Just some food for thought as I digest Chelsea's 1-0 win over Bolton and Drogba's mediocre day in that win. Hopefully, we'll see better from Verm, Bale, and Bendtner tomorrow.
Cheers - Neal