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Taggart Aims To Hide Debt By Claiming Frugality

Taggart Aims To Hide Debt By Claiming Frugality

It's been coming and on the day that Carlos Tevez, the man he pursued by telephone this summer signs for 'liddle ciddy' Sir Alex Ferguson has given his latest state of the nation speech...

As has been well documented, USA chancers the Glazer family's purchase of Manchester united has left their club more than £700 million in debt with interest rising daily despite Taggart's well financed squad continuing to win titles with almost consumate big four ease and packing the swamp with day trippers for every home game.

More absurdly, the alledgedly gregarious Scot, after years of leading the way with record breaking transfer fees has chosen this summer, in which the rags have lost two essential strikers to declare that all of a sudden he thinks that transfer fees are too big:

'I said a year ago, when they took over at City, that this was possible' said the Stretford sage. 'Some of the values across the world now are amazing. The numbers that get tossed about. The values of players have shot sky high. I don't think any of the big transfers this summer are realistic but for some reason it has caught fire this summer. It's an unusual summer and it's very difficult to get value because of that.'

Probably more difficult if you haven't got the funds to compete with anymore, Fergie.

The most stunning aspect of Ferguson's sudden attempt at trying to claim some sort of moral football transfer ground is his statement that the rags multi million worldwide support will understand his new found belief:

'I can only placate the fans in one way and that's by not being stupid. We have that wonderful sum of money from Real Madrid but there's no way we are going to throw it away by putting an extra zero on the end of transfer fees when I didn't think it was value.'

Of course, these sentiments, even accounting for Real Madrid's staged massive payments are stunning considering what record 'MU' signings have gone before, often when rival clubs could only dream of such questionable 'value' fees.

Lest we randomly forget...

1995 'Andrew' Cole £6 million
1998 Dwight Yorke, £12.6 million
2001 Ruud Van Nistelrooy, £19 million
2001 Juan Veron, £28.1 million
2002 Rio Ferdinand, £30 million
2004 Wayne Rooney, £20 million
2007 Owen Hargreaves, £17 million
2008 Dimitar Berbatov, £ 30.7 million


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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday July 14 2009
Time: 2:07PM


What nonsense! We aren't prepared to pay 60 mil for single players and what does that have to do with debt?? VERY few players in world football are worth over 30 mil and if you or Madrid are too stupid to know that, its your money!
14/07/2009 14:16:00
Btw you do know that Chelsea in more debt than us right? Just letting you know. You're so stuck on this debt argument, its depressing! We'll keep bagging the trophies and you just keep harping on about debt. That'll do nicely.
14/07/2009 14:20:00
We've only ever spent 30 million plus on one player (Robinho) my rag friend. Untied have paid 30 million plus more times than us so perhaps you're too stupid to know that. Oh and that 80 million you just got.... what is that.. a years interest on your debt?
14/07/2009 14:21:00
Like Berbaflop you mean FU? You spend that much time over here on VMC, I get the feeling you'll soon be called ForeverCity! Hope you're watching SSN for the unveiling of Carlos mate! Rumour has it that Taggart made a last minute bid to sign Darius Vassell on a free (credit crunch and all that!) but he turned them down. Even he has standards ;)
14/07/2009 14:21:00
Yep, we're fully aware that Chelsea area nother £100 million worse off than the rags. But realistically, looking at the rags squad as it stands now, until the club is sold the odds have to be stacked against bagging more trophies next season. Surely?
Johnny Baguette
14/07/2009 14:23:00
United are in debt no doubt, a United mate of mine said to me yesterday he's worried the frugality is a veil hiding serious monetary problems. However this probably doesn't need to be discussed on here, Tevez has just signed so lets focus on him and City.
14/07/2009 14:25:00
LOL, good article!! Fergie publicly is allowed to spend Ronaldo's fee. Privately the Glazers are accruing interest on it as we speak and it will never be seen again.
14/07/2009 14:26:00
oliverblue - Berbaflop? The same player with 9 goals and 10 assists in the league last season? Oh I'll be watching Carlos Tevez make a fool out of himself for joining your club no doubt! From Champions league football to..........? From PL champions to..........?
14/07/2009 14:33:00
That's over 3 million a goal (plus wages) so far.... bargain you're right.
14/07/2009 14:36:00
The days when the Rags could dominate the transfers in The Premiership are now going. Pretty soon they'll struggle to win anything. But Taggart will be off before then. He'll probably get Bruce or Allardyce to take the job on.
14/07/2009 14:36:00
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