Manchester United fans – be careful what you wish for?!



This Manchester United article comes from Sports Bank guest contributor Robbie Dunne.

Whilst scanning twitter for transfer speculation in the hopes that you see a superstar linked with your club, the things people generally only see are a name, a price tag and the likelihood of a move. We don’t tend to get into the intricities of a transfer like where the incoming player will play, how he will affect the dynamic of the team and sometimes more importantly, who will be moved in order to accommodate the arrival of your new hero.

For Manchester United fans who are hopeful of Cesc Fabregas joining the club, you must also be ready and willing to misplace Shinji Kagawa. ‘Central midfield is Shinji’s best role. He’s an offensive midfielder with one of the best noses for goal I ever saw’. This is a quote by Kagawa’s ex-boss at Borrusia Dortmund. Kagawa’s best position is similar to the position that Fabregas played in his thriving years at Arsenal. One that united fans would presumably like to see him in.

In Kagawa’s debut season in the premier league, there were shouts from experts who wanted to see Kagawa played in a more central position for United after his summer move from his German club, Borussia Dortmund.

He was instead, played on the left and somewhat hampered by the lack of freedom this position gave him. The odd chance he did get to roam and play freely, for example against Norwich, he scored a hat trick.

I would love to see a big name like Fabregas come to Manchester and a big name player is exactly what Moyes needs in order to get fans and players to buy into his ambition. Regardless of having Shinji Kagawa, however, Moyes has pin pointed Fabregas as his main target this far in the window. It was just last summer that United fans had hailed Kagawa as their great white hope, so before you go trading in your old model for a new unproved one, be careful what you wish for!

Robbie Dunne pens his own site Chicago

Follow him on Twitter at @bobdonadini

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