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Dempsey, Dalglish and a striker in crisis

Updated: January 31, 2012, 9:21 AM ET
By Ian Darke | ESPN.com

As Manchester United seeks to find a creative spark for its title challenge, I wonder if the idea of signing American star Clint Dempsey ever occurred to Sir Alex Ferguson. There might be a few who would sneer that the Texan, while very useful, is "not a United player." But with the likes of Wesley Sneijder and Bastian Schweinsteiger out of reach for now, it might have been an inspired piece of business in the winter transfer window.

Dempsey, who was already a key player at ...

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