Last updated : 06 January 2003 By editor

‘From what I hear, Chelsea's Eidur Gudjohnsen seems to be the hottest favourite and what a buy he would be. He is a tremendous striker.

We all saw what he was like when he was at Bolton and since then he has developed into an even better player, but if United did sign him it would only cause more selection problems.

Imagine what a strike force Ruud van Nistelrooy and Gudjohnsen would form. Now ask yourself what happens to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and young Diego Forlan, who is starting to impress with his all-round contribution?

A new striker would strengthen the squad but does it need any strengthening when everybody is fit? Defensively United seem to have sorted out their problems and now have a surplus of riches. Young John O'Shea has been outstanding and so, too, has Wes Brown since he came back from injury and that only leaves Rio Ferdinand to show everyone why it was worth spending £30m on him and I am sure he will do that.

Mikael Silvestre has proved himself as both a central defender and a full-back. He has a great left foot and can cross the ball well.

All I would like to see from him would be a few more sorties down that left flank.

In midfield I think we have yet to see the best from David Beckham and Roy Keane, who will improve the more games they play, but both have a long way to go to match the performances of my favourite at Old Trafford, Paul Scholes.'