Man Utd should be happy to get their new striker, Javier Hernández from Chivas because they do not have the money to spend on David Villa.
Either that or the Guardian is desirous of a Green and Gold insurrection on the Glazers. But there was no evidence of a bid actually launched for Villa. It was more like because the debt stinks to high heavens, we may not be able to afford Villa, so here have Javier Hernandez instead.
The more plausible reason is the age cap that David Gill introduced which prohibits large sums of money for players who are over 26 years of age with little resale value at the end of their contract. The only exception and the last one in Gill's words was Dimitar Berbatov and look how well that turned out. Villa is approaching his 30th birthday.
Man Utd wants to replicate the Ronaldo model with a huge payoff at the end. There is no way they would do a Villa deal because it makes poor economic sense. Not because of the debt. That seems to have become every person's favourite bogeyman.