Thursday, January 05, 2006

Defending the Faith?

According to the Guardian, we've just bought Patrice Evra, a left-back, to add to Nemanja Vidic. That means our first-choice back four is probably
  • Gary Neville
  • Rio Ferdinand
  • Nemanja Vidic
  • Gabriel Heinze
Should all four of them be injured, we'll probably see

  • Philip Bardsley
  • Wesley Brown
  • Mikael Silvestre
  • Patrice Evra
and in fact, should all eight of them be injured in a freak training accident, we'd be left with

  • John O'Shea
  • Jonathan Spector
  • Gerard Pique
  • Kieran Richardson
and of course there's Quinton Fortune, but he was probably the first one to get injured in any case. And I've totally forgotten about Lee Roche.

What price a bit of a clearout this summer? Silvestre, Roche and one of Richardson/O'Shea perhaps? Maybe Fortune as well, with David Bellion and Liam Miller (remember him?) joining them on the way out?


Jeremy Freeman said...

Don't forget Chris Eagles who has just joined Watford FC on loan for the rest of the season with permission from Alex Ferguson. An exciting winger in my opinion and impressed for the Hornets last season. Can you ever see Eagles ever playing again for Man U?

Fourth Umpire said...

Eagles has looked good in the couple of bits I've seen of him. I think there's always opportunity in the middle of the park and on the wings. With Giggsy aging, it's really only Ronaldo and Park out there - so Eagles has the chance to state his case I imagine.