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They will sell one or the other, in my opinion. And its hard to tell which, but I would say it will be Berbatov.

Keane is like the beating heart of that club, and losing him would be a hammer blow. For 20 million, Berbatov can be replaced by someone (not named 'Bent')

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confirmed on SSn that SAF has made an offer for Berbatov, and that he is their only target this summer. 22 million seemingly, and he's confident about getting him

We will need to add at least 2 QUALITY attacking players if we are to compete against a United with Berbatov.

He would be awesome for them. I'm afraid it would be like watching Cantona all over again...

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We will need to add at least 2 QUALITY attacking players if we are to compete against a United with Berbatov.

He would be awesome for them. I'm afraid it would be like watching Cantona all over again...

I too think of it as a good mood, but when you put it like that Elliott, its frightening

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Recent posts will confirm that I have long since given up on Berbatov and his [who wouldn’t want to] move to United. Okay, the ‘in parenthesis’ is by way of a feeble parting shot at the whole Media approach to this story, being, as it is, in all too obvious contrast to our [let’s get him by doubling his wage] move for Robinho, but this is always their ad nauseam line when it comes to prospective Chelsea signings and it is becoming very tiresome. Be that as it may, I cannot say that I’m not disappointed at the news because, following on from the scandalous Tevez deal, it will be the second time that a player has gone off the Chels radar and in entirely the wrong direction as far as I’m concerned.

According to many who argued against me at the time on the issue, Tevez was not supposed to have been a perfect fit within the ManU strike force and I’m sure there will be a lot more, possibly G4 amongst them, who think the same about Berbatov's arrival, as opposed to, say, United pursuing a specialist goal scorer like Huntelaar. It is pretty clear that the stylish Bulgarian is destined to provide the froth on top of what will be small beer strike-wise when Ronaldo eventually goes and you sense that Ferguson is reluctant to let the ‘exciting United’ tag be cut from their shirts just yet, even if it does mean some compromise up front.

As Elliott has said, a similar high profile signing, preferably a better immediate fit into our jigsaw, would not only be nice, but would also make a statement - you know the sort of thing, a statement of intent that other teams make when they spend money, as opposed to the buying of titles that we do when we venture into the marketplace. Robinho would slot in perfectly on all counts, but most of all his signing for us would be a counterpoint to the Ronaldo saga, what with it heralding the first world class player to come to the Bridge in his prime. Not that the Media would report it as such because, let’s face it, the most naïve reader of a newspaper or couch potato viewer of SSN must never, ever, be given encouragement when it comes to observing and appreciating the changing face of football in this country.

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my stance is- despite the manager change and ridiculous injuries we finished two points behind them (despite neither any real problems for them and ronaldo scoring 700 goals). since then ronaldo has wanted to leave but more importantly has missed pre season and will miss the start of the season. some players will improve, but giggs will probably decline further and maybe scholes will. we meanwhile have adressed a number of problems in the squad, have, touch wood, a stable manager and coaching team, finally a creative playmaker, anelka and ivanovic from the start of the season, drogba hopefully happier to be at the club, our captain finally having the time to heal and recharge, possibly a solution to both our rightback problem, essien back in midfield, a fit ballack from the start, probable improvement from kalou and mikel, and surely some sort of contribution from malouda this time. cech is fit again and even ashley cole at the end of last season and this pre season has shown signs of why we went through all that trouble to sign him.

I'm not afraid of the competition, with berbatov they will improve and are a great squad, but so are we. in no way do I feel we are inferior.

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This is the problem with Fergie signing Berbatov. With two small, squat strikers who have excellent ability to create the best possible partner for them would be a targetman with experience playing with just such a partner (Robbie Keane) as man united intend to pair him with. That is where the worry comes for me, because Berbatov is a brilliant player, and though they contributed goals last season while being outshone by Ronaldo's tally, Tevez and Rooney are capable of alot more. He is also creative in his own right and a real all around centre forward. Just imagine Drogba at his best with a finisher like Villa or Owen next to him. It would be totally deadly.

Berbatov is a guy who plays with alot of emotion and isnt shy about it. I fear that him getting his move to Man United will lead to an above average first season where he aims to prove himself at a big club. If he really strikes up a partnership up front, and gets rooney scoring and creating as his talent clearly shows he is capable of, then it will be bad news because Ronaldo will either have a partner in crime, or become replaceable for a huge fee that he would surely command.

As far as the angle taken on the transfer, we see what Fergie did when the accusations of impropriety flew from Levy's mouth. He blistered to the criticism and shot right back. Even if it costs them Berbatov that is something we could learn from because when it comes to supposedly dodgy transfers, we just take the high road and say nothing outside of official statements. We need to stop letting talking heads like Bates or Levy set the agenda in the media when our name is being dragged through the mud.

As far as the angle the British media have taken on the Berbatov to United saga, they all look at Fergie as the king and Man United as the royal family. Thats never gonna change while he's there. Real football fans know how much of a two faced tw*t the man is

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