Date: 15th August 2013 at 3:37am
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Cesc Fabregas

WC Fields; actor, comedian and actor.

Ed Woodward and Manchester United may want to make themselves familiar with the American because he could teach them a thing or two.

Fields once said:

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.”

And United would do well to heed his words because The Daily Telegraph are reporting Manchester United are preparing yet another bid for Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas, this time to the tune of £40m.


But why? Last I checked the Catalan midfielder declared as plain as day that he would be remaining at the Nou Camp, telling assembled press:

“Triumphing in Barcelona has been my dream since I was a child.

“I am very happy at Barcelona and I haven’t spoken to any other club in the last two years.

“Stories have been invented. I was never given any sign from the club to make me think they didn’t want me, I have always felt wanted here.”

If we and everyone else can see that he won’t be leaving Barcelona this summer, why can’t the club? I think we may need to call an intervention for our Ed, sit him down and tell him how his pursuit of Cesc has hurt us individually.

On a serious note, the time spent chasing a player that has stated he has no interest in leaving his current club could easily have been spent looking at players who are available or may be persuaded to join United. It’s not like they aren’t about.

Luka Modric for example could be available due to the size of Carlo Ancelotti’s squad in Madrid.

I think most fans are past the phase of “bring us a star name” and will simply settle on a player that will improve the team (and there is much room for improvement, but you already know that!).

With our title defence kicking off in 2 days, the fact we are yet to add to the squad is disappointing but there is still time to rectify this before the window closes on September 2nd.

Hopefully United direct their efforts in the directions of a player that is actually available.


16 responses to “United’s Time Wasting Could Prove Costly”

  1. ChrisW says:

    I think the problem is, the club have become fixated on the idea that they need a big “marquee” signing to maintain confidence now Ferguson has gone.

    Sure it would have been nice but they couldn’t pull it off. So lets just get one or two good players instead. Kondogbia looks good to me (better than Anderson).

  2. grgspoil says:

    moyes shud go for modric or ozil we need to strengthen the weak part of team

  3. Marcelo says:

    What is wrong with AVB,why MOYES?

  4. Phil says:

    Dear Chris W,

    I doubt the club cos since 2005, money taken out £600 millon, money spent NET SPENDING £80 to £100 since 2005. If RVP was 26 they would have had to spend £40 Million, which would not have happened! They managed to buy RVP cos he was 29 and wanted to come and had 1year left on contract!

    Trophies down to Fergie working miracles with an average team, United no way good enough in Europe!

    They only buy players under £2o million:

    Kagawa neat and pretty but ultimately is not good enough to take over from Rooney,
    Buttner is a left back who will never be a regular,
    Jones good utility / squad player,
    Young, useless and always injured, will not win us the league,
    De Gea, good keeper, one area you don’t have to sped over £20 million.

    Players that will cost over £20million that will change United:

    Schweinsteiger, Aguero, Falcao, Ribery, Neymar, Bale, Ronaldo, Podolski!

    Glazers always telling us that we are the richest club in the world!
    Why don’t we buy the best instead of average players my friend!!!

    Yes they bought Berbatov but got their money back through sale of Ronaldo!

    RVP one off signing for Fergie, great signing, I remember at the time half these muppets did not want him!

    Glazers are taking money from United to pay huge debts on club and their failing businesses in US!