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Jubilee wrote:Anderson and Cleverley are fine. Anderson looks in a pretty good state fitness wise IMO and I just want him to stay away from injuries.
I would like one more face in if not just for cover
Looks like we're going for Ander Herrera from Bilbao based on these responses on their official twitter (press conference quotes)...if you remember Bilbao beating us you'll know he's worth it:
Great passer, mobile, resiliant and has a much more physical presence than most playmakers....much better suited to a B2B role as CM than Fabregas or Thiago ever were. Before this season....he was part of the United killing Bilbao..but then as you might know Biesla went nuts after the Llorente thing and the team self destructed worse than the 2010 WC French National team..If Bilbao had repeated Bielsa's first year last season, Ander would have easily been as coveted as Isco was this window.
Here's the tough part though, Bilbao has no need of selling players. They bring their entire team through the academy (save from some exceptional player bought here and there like Benat this year) so they have little need of $$$ other than for wages. That's how they extorted 40m off Bayern for Javi Martinez...but then again I'd argue he proved he was worth every cent by being a key part of their treble win.
Paired with Carrick Herrera could be a game changer. But after Bilbao went to shit with the infighting its a case of whether they broke him or if United is just the team he needs to jump-start that engine again.