Sunday, August 03, 2008

Fergie drops striker duo hint....

Ole Gunnar's Solskjaer's testimonial took place on Saturday with United running out 1-0 winners courtesy of Fraizer Campbell's expertly taken second half winner. Espanyol were the visitors for what turned out to be a decent game to watch and it was fitting that the Norwegian legend lit up Old Trafford twice after coming on as a late second half substitute with two fabulous efforts on goal, his second was pure magic as he bamboozled two defenders the edge of the visitor's box before drilling a left foot curling effort only to be denied by a super save be 'keeper Alvarez Cristian.

Solskjaer's effort on goal was fittingly the most memorable piece of skill on the day, but the goal by Campbell will no doubt have given Ferguson yet more belief that the youngster is good enough to stay at United. Ryan Giggs played Campbell in with a superb pass which dissected the visitors defence, the clinical finish that followed was exemplary. Campbell has pace to burn and his chipped effort over the unrushing Alvarez demonstrated that he has composure too, given the quality of Campbell's goal many fans will be wondering if United have found another baby faced assassin in the making.

After the match Fergie was asked about the future of Campbell and the manager hinted that he would stay at Old Trafford when saying "He's staying here, we have no strikers and hopefully we will also get the work permit for Manucho".

It turned out to be a predictably emotional day for Ole with over 68,000 fans turning out to say thank you to a true Red legend - if only he could have capped off this final performance on the big stage with one last goal that was so richly deserved.

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