Thoughts of a Manchester United season ticket holder
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
The Next Ryan Giggs...
After the much maligned tag of "The New George Best" which has dogged many a young player at Old Trafford for light year after light year, the new tag we will have to get used to is "Player X is the new Ryan Giggs" It is inevitable.
And I have our very first candidate
This Christmas, Mr Santa will deliver a young Serbian to our Carrington training complex, holding the hand of his brother elf Zoran Tosic and his big Papa Vidic.
That young man is named Adem Ljajic
Hailed in Serbia as the best thing since sliced Croatian, "Little Kaka" as he is dubbed is similar in style to..erm...Kaka. A midfielder who likes to attack, both wide and centrally, Ljajic has tremendous balance and pace. At only 17, he is considered one of the hottest prospects at Under 18 level. And at six foot tall, has the potential to develop into a bit of a beast.
Now i got a little excited previously when i saw Manucho at the African Nations Cup and thought he was going to be a diamond for us..so naturally i want to be cautious here. United have many great youngsters coming through at the moment and Adem will join this band of merry young men soon. I hope i do not jinx him by giving him article space this early on before he has even kicked a ball in English football but he looks genuinely exciting
Manchester United fan since the age of 9 when he saw Norman Whiteside curl the ball into a Wembley goal in the dying minutes.
He is an Old Trafford season ticket holder in the North Stand Tier 3...and cried tears of joy, on his knees with the many in Moscow.
Rob is now a contributing author/editor at Man Utd blogzine 'The Faithful'