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There's some brilliant players available on Bosman's at the moment. United should consider a few of them to replace the experience we're losing on the cheap while keeping funds for top experienced young players. Valdes Sagna Cambiasso Pirlo Tiago A. Cole Alex Menez Weihrauch Abidal Ebert Gaspar Lescott Ridgewell Emanuelson Alonso (?)
ARSENAL Vs HULL WEMBLEY STADIUM - 17/5/14 @ 5pm Biggest game of the season growing up and there's barely been a mention of it in the press this week with the only story being United's new manager. The sooner the FA do something to add value to this wonderful old competition the better. It's Arsenal's to lose this season, but Hull will be no pushover and the pressure of Arsenal to finally close the gap since their last trophy is immense. Should be a good game with two teams with different styles but both good to watch. I'll be cheering for Hull given Brucie is at the helm but won't be too bothered either way.
Who do you want?
Mats Hummels and Bruno Martins Indi are being considered by United as potential replacements for Rio Ferdinand. Two-time Bundesliga winner and Germany international Hummels has risen to prominence in recent years with Borussia Dortmund. The 25-year-old is considered to have the perfect combination of youth and experience to come in and bolster the Reds' backline for next season immediately. Martins Indi, meanwhile, has been a prominent figure for Louis van Gaal's Netherlands side during their journey to the World Cup in Brazil. The Feyenoord stopper is just 22 but already has 13 caps and over 100 career appearances to his name. It is not out of the question that United could pursue both players, with Ferdinand joining Nemanja Vidic in departing Old Trafford over the summer. But the Reds could put faith in one of Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling or Phil Jones to take up roles as starting centre-halves next season. The club's pursuit of a left-back appears to have taken a hit on Tuesday, with reports emerging that a £27m bid for Luke Shaw has been rejected.
In a bid to make this WC interesting for those of us who are not from a participating company or don't have enough real money to bet on football we will be running a WC betting game. I'm not sure exactly of the mechanics as yet, but essentially it will be that we start off with a set amount of virtual money and we place bets on various things throughout the tournament from individual match bets through to outright winners. More information will follow as we get it. Not sure at the moment if the betting will be done manually on here or if I can find a better off site alternative for it. Let me know who's interested.
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