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Man. United could become Dortmund West
Daily Mail, May 14th, 2012 4:56PM

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TAGS:  england, germany, japan, manchester united

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Seeking to rebuild his squad after a second-place finish in the English Premier League, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is aiming to sign three stars from German champion Borussia Dortmund.

Ferguson was on hand in Berlin to watch Dortmund complete its league and cup double with a 5-2 win over Bayern Munich on Saturday night and is expected to sign Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa. But he is also looking to land Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, who scored a hat trick on Saturday, and Germany defender Mats Hummels.

United would have to pay close to $80 million if it wanted to acquire all three players, though Dortmund is hesitant to sell Lewandowski and Hummels.

'We expect Kagawa to go," said Dortmund managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke, "but no amount of money will persuade us to sell the others."

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  1. Carlos Thys
    commented on: May 15, 2012 at 12:22 p.m.
    If Manchester United are such a great club, why can't they bring forth from their own ranks the players of calibre required? (Yes, one can AND should ask the same question of all the top clubs which have their own academies, massively large coaching staffs, youth down to age 6, exquisite facilities...and on and on.) It would be better to see players come up through that second team. Surely the U19 and U17, U15 players at a place like Man. United are exceptional in their own right. Why not just cultivate them a little more? Bring them along? Or -- do the right thing and give them the chance to shine on a bigger stage. Let's just call this what it is: Buying players from another league champion team in Europe is a sign of failure. There's no real coaching in that. No development. Frankly, no astute risk-taking. Nothing to be proud of.


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