Date: 8th June 2011 at 4:30pm
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Spend, spend and spend!

Having secured a record-breaking 19th top flight title but having realized that, on the European stage, we`re adrift of the Barcelona side that beat us in the Champions League Final, Sir Alex Ferguson is aware that work needs to be done to improve the squad to mount another assault on the greatest club prize in European football.

There`s also the added problem of ensuring that the squad, which has seen a couple of ageing players retire this season, doesn`t become unbalanced age-wise.

To this end I hope that our reported interest in signing the Blackburn Rovers youngster, Phil Jones, is genuine.

At nineteen years of age, Jones has made an impressive introduction to Premier League football and his versatility could well be an important factor as his career develops and unfolds.

Able to play at centre-back and also in midfield, I`m hoping that Sir Alex views Jones as the sort of player that every trophy winning side appears to have, a jack of all trades but master of one.

The fact that a fee of £16 million is being quoted I also find encouraging. Whilst, on the surface, it may seem a lot of money for a teenager, we shouldn`t forget it could well prove to be a bargain if his services were secured and he established himself as a United regular for years to come.

But even more encouraging is the news that broke on the BBC this afternoon that Jones is currently having a medical at United.

So I say go get him Sir Alex!



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