In what was the most bizarre piece of transfer news so far this summer, yesterday it emerged that Sergio Aguero was a target of Manchester Uniteds.
The 2015 Golden Boot winner’s transfer to United was a rumour/ idea put into light by ex-United forward Andy Cole. Cole, who played for both Manchester clubs in his career, was a treble winner at United and was one of the 4 strikers who were dubbed as Fergie’s best striker combination ever.
The former England striker had this to say on United’s current forwards:
“It was different to what the fans have been used to. When you watch Manchester United you expect them to play a certain way with a high-tempo and score loads of goals.”
“The way we set up is like international football, where they keep possession of the football and don’t really hurt teams. In the Premier League, it’s not really played like that.”
“It’s not a typical Man United. It’s not Sir Alex Ferguson football where you had to attack because he and the fans would let you know you’re not attacking. That’s what everyone is so used to, so when you hear the fans singing “Attack, attack, attack”, that’s what they want to see.”
“The history of the football club is about style. It’s about attacking teams. If you go 1-0 up then you keep attacking teams and win by five. That’s what the manager (Fergie) wanted when I played. He wanted to punish teams when they came to Old Trafford.”
The 43-year-old then went onto say that United should sign Aguero, in what would be an audacious transfer.
“If I was being cheeky, I would give City £60m for Sergio Aguero because Aguero is the best centre forward in the Premier League. Fit, firing, he’s unbelievable.”
“You can imagine him playing alongside Wayne Rooney. It wouldn’t be bad would it?”
“Whoever comes to Man United as a centre forward is going to be under a hell of a lot of pressure.”
“The fans want to see, that’s the X-Factor, for people to say wow. Man United has always been that kind of club, always want big name players to come here and fans get buoyant about it.”
I think it’s fair to say United fans will be waiting a while if they want to see Aguero play at Old Trafford, unless of course it’s in a City shirt.