Sir Alex Ferguson has now faced his final fixture as United manager this weekend at West Bromwich, and we are set to welcome David Moyes into the top job in July. Sir Alex has been the United boss for nearly 27 years, and he has helped make Manchester United a world-wide phenomenon. Now that the confetti has flown and the parade has been marched, the next chapter in United history is set to begin. But how will it start? As always at the close of a season there is loads of speculation and rumors as to the future of the club. While this is a normal thing and to be expected, this year it is all the more relevant as we have so many changes to this club.
Along with the retirement of Fergie, we also are seeing Paul Scholes retire. He has been a very important part of the history of this United club. While Scholes is a quiet and modest man, his supporters and fans can do the bragging for him. He will be missed.
Ferguson has also added a huge talent to the club in his last season, the Flying Dutchman, Robin van Persie. Van Persie’s fantastic reach and goal scoring ability has no doubt been an important element in United’s success this season. With a season goal tally of 24 goals, RvP has shown he is a top class footballer and a wise investment for the Red Devils.
There has been so much speculation as of late as to who might be leaving Manchester United, and who might be joining the top club in the Premiere League. As to who may be out, the speculation is a Wayne Rooney exit. Sir Alex confirmed that the Midland Masher has asked to be released from the club, but his request was denied. As for who may be incoming, let’s examine a few of the names.
Are these lads the future?
Everton duo Leighton Baines and Maruoane Fellaini are favored for a United move. Both have worked under David Moyes as he has been the boss at Goodison Park these past 11 seasons. Then there is, of course, Cristiano Ronaldo, highly favored amongst United supporters. He has been an instrumental part of Real Madrid these past few years, and will undoubtedly be missed in Spain. There is also the Welsh Wizard, Gareth Bale, whose talent in the 18 yard box and success in goal scoring from set pieces is a highly prized commodity, especially for Tottenham Hotspurs, who hope to retain his services this upcoming season.
Dream Big or Go Home
One thing is for certain, particularly in my eyes, that United have always been the side to dream big or go home. Dream big they have, and their 20 Premiere League titles are a testament to that. Every time the lads take to the pitch, they dream big and play big in the Theatre of Dreams, Old Trafford.