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Manchester United are crying out for a player like Spurs' Luka Modric

Although this was not a game for the creative talents – witness Wayne Rooney's perspiration, rather than inspiration – Modric consistently demanded the ball. The intelligence of his darting runs and the smoothness of his technique were so easy on the eye and he did not need Wilson Palacios, all heavy touches and misplaced passes alongside him, to look good.

The Croat can make opponents seem foolish with a drop of his shoulder. Darren Fletcher might attest to that after Modric left him trailing along the byline following a short corner routine, yet he is no mere jinking trickster. Despite his small frame he has plenty of strength and is not easily knocked off the ball. His intuitive grasp of the angles of a game and where to position his body ensures he rarely loses possession.

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karim4935d ago

Actually no,Chelsea are crying for a player like Modric.

rafay4935d ago

ManU will go on the level of Barca if they have two good central mid-fielders.

Chelsea need a total make-over, not just one player in my opinion. The worst thing about Chelsea is that there are no youth players coming up, well apart from two or three.

karim4935d ago

We have good youth players in Josh McEachran,Sturridge,Kakuta,Bru ma,Van Aanholt seriously our bench is more youthful that any other PL club.

rafay4934d ago

But you see the gap in the quality of a last year's Drogba or Lampard and the bench? The young guys should be ready to step into the first team. And the only one from that list who is, is Sturridge.