Friday, July 24, 2009

Manchester United Want To Use Profits Not Debt To Buy The Best Players In The World:

Manchester United chief executive David Gill does not want to compete with the likes of City and Real for players. He wants to try to acquire the best possible players out of the club's profits and not take on debt:

''Not everyone wants to come. Not everyone loves Manchester United,'' he said. ''But if we continue to grow our revenue, that will deliver more profitable income, which we can then put into the players. Then we can continue to attract and retain the best players in the world." (Source)

Noble but that policy should result in fewer trophies in the short-run based on our belief that a team needs the best players in the world to be the best team in the world.

If you look at current rankings, as of 7am Eastern Standard Time on Friday July 24, 2009, you will see then that Barca will soon have 3 of the best 6 players in the world, while Real will have 2 of the best 7 players in the world:

Lionel Messi 46% (1165 votes)
Cristiano Ronaldo 21% (526 votes)
Steven Gerrard 7% (168 votes)
Andres Iniesta 4% (99 votes)
Fernando Torres 3% (72 votes)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic 3% (70 votes)
Kaka 2% (60 votes)
Frank Lampard 2% (44 votes)
Wayne Rooney 1% (36 votes)
Ronaldinho 1% (37 votes)
Andrei Arshavin 1% (30 votes)
Nemanja Vidic 1% (19 votes)
Franck Ribery 1% (17 votes)
Luka Modric 1% (19 votes)
Xavi Hernandez 1% (20 votes)
Robinho 1% (16 votes)
Didier Drogba 1% (18 votes)
Cesc Fabregas 1% (15 votes)
Samuel Eto'o 1% (18 votes)
David Villa 1% (16 votes)
Iker Casillas <1% (12 votes)
Arjen Robben <1% (10 votes)
Ashley Young <1% (9 votes)
Petr Cech <1% (8 votes)
Emmanuel Adebayor <1% (6 votes)
Gianluigi Buffon <1% (7 votes)
Sergio (Kun) Aguero <1% (6 votes)
Karim Benzema <1% (2 votes)

Total Votes: 2525

One could conclude then that this may be the year of Spain as 5 of the best 7 players in the world will be playing in La Liga.

United currently have the 9th best player in the world in Wayne Rooney and the 14th best player in the world in Nemanja Vidic. Both are great, great players but with the best of the best attacking players now in Spain, it's hard to imagine United being stronger than Spain's two big teams.

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