Ben "Weasley" Amos has been sent out on loan to Oldham and should stay there for the rest of the season. After starting out as the backup to a backup, Amos is now the backup to a backup to a backup, and that's not a healthy position for any player to be in. So in order to give him a chance of first team football, the lesser known Weasley brother is headed to League 1 where he'll compete for the number one spot with Dean Brill.
This leaves Kuszczak and Lindegaard to battle it out for for that job of replacing Big Ed when he calls it a day. Interestingly, in our last poll you guys voted for Sir Alex to go shopping for another keeper instead of sticking to Kuszczak, Lindegaard, or Weasley. So I'm guessing the general public opinion (cause we all know that TSR is everyone's go-to for Manchester United related information) is that there is little faith in our goalies bar Big Ed. In all honesty, I'd like to see Kuszczak show us what he can do in that goal. He's been a benchwarmer for 4 and a half years and he's already shoved Ben Foster out of the picture, for all his patience and reliability when called upon, I think it's about time he gets a chance.
Understandably though, a lot of you would like to see a bona fide "superstar" goalkeeper to replace van der Sar. It makes sense doesn't it? Schmeichel leaves and his backup, van der Gouw, remains in a backup capacity while we go out and get Bosnich, Taibi, Howard, Carroll, Goram, and Barthez before we finally settle on Big Ed. We don't want that to happen again, and a big signing like Manuel Neuer or Igor Akinfeev would fit the bill perfectly. This pair are just two examples of what I believe Manchester United are looking for:
- Relatively young
- Experienced in league, European, and international competitions
- Not a crazy psycho that thinks he's an outfield player *cough, cough* Fabien Barthez *cough, cough*