Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ferguson set to gamble on 'The Glass Man’ in last chance saloon as duo exit talk surfaces...

If the rumours are true then it seems Carrick and Anderson could soon be looking for new clubs, because according to the media both players have been involved in spats with the manager following his decision to axe the pair of them.

Anderson was reportedly unhappy about being omitted from the United team that faced Chelsea in the Community Shield, while Carrick was dropped for the home game with Birmingham.

The fact that two players are reportedly questioning Fergie's decision-making isn’t anything new as it must happen all of the time, but in the past this sort of dispute has been kept behind closed doors, so the fans will be wondering to what extent the manager's authority has been questioned.

If Anderson and Carrick push their luck too much they will soon be editing their CVs in pursuit of work elsewhere because few have seriously questioned Ferguson's authority and survived. The last high-profile player to fall foul of the manager's rules was Ruud Van Nistelrooy and before him it was Roy Keane.

If it wasn't for the fact that United's midfield is short on numbers and top quality options we might have seen the back of the star duo this transfer window, but that scenario must be unlikely given Ferguson's current squad.

While talk of possible star exits rages on the rumours linking Arjen Robben with a late move to Old Trafford are gathering pace, but you do wonder why the champions have waited so long before making their move - if indeed the rumours are true - because last summer the club's dithering nearly allowed rivals Man City to sign Berbatov.

Reports claim a number of Premier League clubs are interested in signing the former Chelsea winger, Robben, who has been dubbed ‘The Glass Man’ by the Spanish press due to his consistent injury problems. The reported fee will be around £26m which is an awful lot given the player is surplus to requirements at Real Madrid his current club. United may well be playing another game of brinksmanship but the stakes are high and Ferguson could be gambling in the last chance saloon as far his chances of retaining the title go this season because from what we have seen so far it doesn't look like the champions have enough goal scoring power up front.


  1. James the Fergie comment on Carrick is a fake. It was published on the ESPN website, they got the fergie quote from a forum which was very unprofessional. It was quickly taken off the site.

    On Robben, if he signs and manages to stay fit for a year, he would win PFA Award. No doubt, we all seen what he is capable of when he stays fit. He has been awesome during pre-season, outshining Ronaldo. In spain they rate this guy highly and the Real Madrid Fans are starting a petition in the favor of keeping Robben. I am guessing fergie has been waiting so that the price can get lower.

    I personally can't seen it happening, it would be a great shock. I think the fact he signed Valencia,Obertan,Ljalic,Tosic, makes it highly unlikely

  2. Is that right about ESPN? The MEN published the comment too.. but they did mention it was taken off a website. Maybe I need take it down too...

    Not sure about signing Robben but we need someone IMO...


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