Date: 23rd April 2010 at 9:10am
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Obviously there’s not much in common with Haris Vuckic and James Milner, two attacking midfielders we’ve been linked with in recent weeks. While the former is only a hot prospect, the latter is an established player of proven quality.

However, the point is that United will go for these types of players. Forget Karim Benzema Joe Cole, and Rafael van der Vaart – we’re unlikely to pay the wages they would demand, not to mention the hefty transfer fee in case of Benzema. No, we’ll either sign youngsters with nothing but potential or good players who are not considered top class but might just possess the talent to make it to the very top.

It does not necessarily mean that our prime targets will be Milner and Vuckic but they are perfect examples. Sir Alex hinted at only one or two summer signings, apart from Smalling and Hernandez of course, and also implied that we’ll be looking for young players who can still develop. Vuckic would fit the bill perfectly and so would Milner who has yet to take his game to the next level.

The point is, don’t expect ‘big’ names like Joe Cole, David Silva or Van der Vaart – that’s not we’ll be looking for. And if Berbatov leaves don’t expect him to be replaced by Luis Fabiano, David Villa or Edin Dzeko. Young players with potential, that’s what we’ll get.