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I think when you try to sum up this move it is simply a no brainier, and the minute Paul Scholes informed Sir Alex that he wanted to come back I am sure it did not need any thinking about or a night to sleep on it. Many supporters have been sceptical of the signing believing that Sir Alex is not being backed in the transfer market and that funds are not available to bring in the showpiece midfielder the squad is crying out for.
My argument against this would be, do you seriously think Sir Alex would still be manger of Manchester United if the Glazers were restricting him in the transfer market by telling him there are no funds available? I personally do not think so. From what I have seen the Glazers have backed Sir Alex in the transfer market and have continued to invest in United's squad despite the crippling loan repayments they took out to complete the purchase of the club, but that's another debate for another day !
So is this move a Masterstroke or a desperate move to paper over the cracks? I think both sides of the argument evenly outweigh each other. Its a masterstroke in the sense that Scholes has cost United nothing in a transfer fee and he brings experience that money could not have bought. At the same time it is definitely paper over the cracks in a position where competition is not as strong as it has been in previous years . Scholes will not play every game from now until the end of the season, but what a player to have at your disposal and to have in the dressing room giving out advice to United's youngsters.