Monday, May 16, 2011

Goalkeeping Conundrum

Van der Sar, David Gill, Sir Alex and various other sources have been asked their opinions on who United will be looking to bring to the club for season 2011/12 and beyond. Spanish sources say David De Gea, German scouts recommend Manuel Neuer, journos with Dutch contacts favour Stekelenburg. All three of them have been assessed by Martin Ferguson and Eric Steele, and de Gea and Neuer have been watched by Sir Alex.

With Tomaz Kuszcsak also almost certain to leave, United will be left with Anders Lindegaard and Ben Amos as first team goalkeepers. Unfortunately, we have yet to see Anders in back to back games, though he has shown promise in his two outings in the FA Cup. He has, unfairly I might add, been overlooked in the running for the Number 1 shirt for next season, and although he was acquired for a relatively low fee, Sir Alex doesn't bring players in outside of the transfer window if he doesn't think they will add to the first team squad.

That said, I think it would be foolish for Sir Alex to not bring in at least one goalkeeper in the summer, at least one experienced keeper and possibly a young keeper who could be top class if given the time to mature on the biggest stage.