Date: 25th June 2009 at 10:49pm
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There is another rumour doing the rounds and it’s a rather worrying one: according to reports, Fergie is planning to sign Klaas-Jan Huntelaar from Real Madrid.

Yes, the Dutchman is a great finisher. True. But that’s all. Many United fans are keen to see him in our shirt: I’m not. His speed, technique, strength are all average, he’s not creative, he’s not mobile. He cannot be really involved in the build-up play. He’s nothing more than a good finisher.

That would be a luxury which we cannot afford. We need players who can contribute to the attacks more than just finishing them. It did not work with Ruud van Nistelrooy in his last two seasons: his presence actually held the team back, especially Ronaldo who began to flourish after his departure.

And, needless to say, Ruud was a much, much better player than Huntelaar will ever be.