Why Thomas Ince Would Be Destined for Success at Manchester United
At the youthful age of just 20-years old, Thomas Ince is on the verge of becoming
something most footballers can only dream of. According to numerous sources, the
Blackpool winger is heavily linked with a sensational transfer to Manchester United
when the transfer window opens in January.
Tom Ince could follow in the footsteps of his father, former Manchester United and
England footballer Paul Ince. Depending on whether the two sides can agree a fee,
Ince could be lining up next year to the likes of Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes in matter.
With Manchester United suffering from a long list of injuries, which include both
wingers Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young, manager Sir Alex Ferguson has had to make
considerable changes to his line-ups in order to field a winning team. Manchester
United is, at the moment, putting its faith in Portuguese winger Nani, a very
inconsistent player who is being linked with a move away from Old Trafford in
If Tom Ince does become a Manchester United player, the club will have invested in a
young, talented footballer who still has time to improved his game. ‘The Seasiders’
winger has been impressive for Blackpool and has become a key player in their
Championship campaign, playing 41 games for the club last season. What is more
impressive is his accomplishments this season having scored six goals in seven games
in all competitions for The Tangerines.
Whilst the young prodigy will face tough competition at Old Trafford, it will only
take one of the Red Devil’s wingers to become injured and Ince will have his chance
to impress. Many critics may suggest that he isn’t good enough for the club,
although the same could of been said for Nick Powell, and whilst he hasn’t had a
real chance at the Old Trafford yet, he did manage to score on his debut to silence
Ince will no doubt be a back-up for Manchester United, but will learn knowledge by
playing with experienced members of the squad, as well as training with the very
best and being guided by one of the greatest managers in the game.
Sir Alex Ferguson isn’t going to be at the club forever, and has shown he is
considering his successors interest and the future of the club by bringing in young,
talented players. In the next three-years, Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes
and Ryan Giggs will likely have retired and despite this bombshell for United,
Fergie has already started to replace these players.
The addition of Alexander Buttner, Nick Powell, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and
Shinji Kagawa are all the future of the club and Ferguson is incorporating these
players into the first team as much as possible. Add these to the likes of Danny
Welbeck, Rafael da Silva, David De Gea and Javier Hernandez, and Manchester United almost have a team set for the next five years. The only position that does need improving, is the Manchester United wing, a spot that is almost destined for Thomas Ince.