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Huntelaar in Old Trafford?

Alex Furgerson has hinted at Manchester United not getting involved in the buying spree which the big four normally partake in during the off season. But the gaffer cannot ignore the fact that his side does need one more player added to the roster. To be more specific a centre-forward, to be even more specific Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Last year he was on my wishlist of player I’d like to see in a United shirt, but instead we got Tevez and while Tevez is a talented lad but my main issue with him is that he is essentially the same player as Rooney – both in build and in style of play. Huntelaar on the other hand will bring a different attacking mindset to the United side, a person who is predator in the 18-yard box, who handles the long ball/crosses very well and most importantly is an out-and-out goalscorer. Putting Huntelaar into the United attacking system will bring back the glory scoring days, from a forward, like those of Rudd Van Nistelrooy. Plus, there hasn’t been a season ever more evident to United’s dire need for a consistent striker as last season:

PLAYER (GOALS)
Cristiano Ronaldo (31)
Carlos Tevez (14)
Wayne Rooney (12)
Louis Saha ( 5)
Ryan Giggs ( 3)
Nani ( 3)

Quite telling when a winger was out scoring our two top strikers combined last season and even worse when our top foward was severly off pace with the gunners’ Adebayor (24)…yeah that’s piss poor. We need our own version of Torres, our own version of Yakubu, our own version of Santa Cruiz and Huntelaar is the ideal buy to fill that role. Here’s hoping!