All of the recent talk has been about Jose Mourinho’s return to Chelsea, Manchester City’s new boss and what both clubs are going to be doing this summer to push for first and second in the Premier League next season.
Meanwhile on the red half of Manchester, David Moyes has worked quickly to clearout the staff who don’t want to be at the club and also to position the club to go for two major transfers this summer.
Make no mistake about it, if Manchester United manage to sign Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona and Robert Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund, all of the attention and talk is going to switch back to the Premier League champions.
Their chances of getting either at the moment remain up in the air because there are so many conflicting stories relating to both stars, it makes it difficult to filter through what’s accurate and what’s been made up.
The arrival of Fabregas would certainly give United one of the best midfields in the division as well as that creative central force which the side has been lacking while Shinji Kagawa has been played out on the left.
Lewandowski would guarantee goals and it’s all about goals next season because City and Chelsea will be making attacking changes to try and spend and power their way to the top of the Premier League.
David Moyes has already said that he believes a large part of his United career will be based on who he brings into the club.
The double signing of these two players would not only remove the fears United fans have over the capability of their new boss, it would also send out a huge message to the coaches of teams that have already written United off as a serious threat next season.
It would be a huge signal of intent that United are not ready to lie down and roll over for a Mourinho led Chelsea and that they are as determined as ever to make sure the noisy neighbours have no reason to get noisy ever again.
Mourinho was at his brilliant best yesterday at his first press conference as the new Chelsea boss and while he would never admit it, or maybe he would, he probably expects Chelsea to win the league next year.
However, you do not write off Manchester United and David Moyes is the sort of experienced and determined character who won’t let 11 years at Everton stop him from finally spending some cash on blockbuster transfers.
If United also manage to keep Rooney then they have arguably the best strike force heading into next season as well as a talented Fabregas led midfield which will be difficult to get the better of.
Do United have any chance of getting Fabregas or Lewandowski?
image: © Iris Chase