Louis Saha’s injury problems in the second half of the season caused many Manchester United fans (and the press) to do a complete backflip in their opinion of the striker. Where Saha was once thought to be better for Manchester United than Ruud van Nistelrooy, the moment Saha got injured and took a long time to recover the fans turned on him, questioning his dedication and his value to Manchester United.
The case for ‘Heinze’ leaving is made as such: he’s wanted to leave for a long time, he’s Argentinian so he’s better suited to the Italian / Spanish leagues, his first-team spot has been taken by Patrice Evra, he wants to play center-back, he wants a new challenge, he makes too many mistakes, he’s not good going forward…have I missed anything?
On the day dominated by hard and mad transfer activity the headlines will surely be no different. We might have found the odd news snippet outside Nani, Hargreaves and Anderson, but there isn’t much else other than these to write about.
We have discussed the transfer deals in detail here and here. Go ahead and read them for the detail.
For the low attention span people, here is the roundup of United’s news headlines for the day.
The BBC’s brought up this breaking news when I saw it confirming the expected.
Owen Hargreaves has confirmed his move to Old Trafford after having passed his medical and having agreed personal terms. He will arrive in July 1 and has to only sign the contract which is reported to be a five year deal.
Alright, finally! Now breathe easy.
Ed: Someone tell Ferguson that the transfer deadline is 31st August, not 31st May…
I just came back from an argument with my landlord. It was a problem with my apartment’s internet. As it happens, I was out of the loop for just a day and what a day it has been.
DAMN! So much has happened. And I thought the summer was going to be boring.
Well anyway, Nani – dubbed the next Ronaldo – and Anderson – dubbed the next Ronaldinho are coming to OT. So let’s see what this means to our team composition next season.
I’ve already written a bit about the Nani / Anderson moves on SL, but I thought I’d drop in here and add more to the story.
These are two players in the news these days that have transfer rumours concerning United. Both of them have been under long time speculation. One is linked with a move away and one is linked with a move to United.
Let’s take a look at the players and how likely their departures/arrivals may be to United.
There are times when I wish I could literally throw a boot in Mr. Mourinhoâ€™s face if it would wipe the smirk off his face. Ahâ€¦ the joy, the great serene satisfactionâ€¦I can almost taste it.
It has been more than a week since our narrow loss at the Wembley. Too bad, Iâ€™d have said, with a shrug and a sigh on any other day, but after brooding over that final for a week, I still canâ€™t digest it.