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Rossi Scores Two in Two Games

Giuseppe Rossi
While the attention has been trained on the exploits of the new signings in Asia, of the likes of Nani & Co., Rossi has been quietly warming up to the next season in style back in England. Since there hasn’t been adequate reports on his progress I thought I can very briefly touch up on that.

Rossi is playing for the United reserves team at present. He’s already played away at Fleetwood Town. In that game he inspired the team with his work rate and finally earned the team a draw by scoring at the 89th minute.

Of course, thanks to limited coverage, my source is, so go read the report over there for more info.

He also played a game yesterday against Port Vale. Although the game ended in a 3-2 defeat for the Reds, it didn’t prevent Rossi from getting on the score sheet. Campbell was our other scorer.

While it does seem odd that Rossi’s having to play in our reserve team rather than the team in Asia, it is extremely important that he does get games under his belt – be it in Asia or against lower league opposition. Now that Fergie has himself ruled out sending Rossi out on loan, his presence next season would give us quality in depth.

One hopes that he does get enough games next season, to prove his ability in the Premiership. I’d be really gutted to see him leave for another club without being given a fair chance. [I know, I have said this plenty of times before.]



  1. Shera

    July 26, 2007 at 10:20 am

    what bout pique qer is he playin in the reserves or asia?? cus sir alex has taken quite a few youngsters with him including gibson, evans nd eagles who has shone their so wer is pique ????

  2. Mick

    July 26, 2007 at 10:38 am

    Rossi can score a goal a game at reserve level, easy. He’s just picked up where he left off. The kid
    badly needs to test himself against stiffer opposition. After being snubbed for the Asian tour I really
    hope he gets his chance to play with the big boys when they get back to blighty…

    (FWIW, I reckon Rossi was left out of the tour so that the clubs sniffing round Smith would be fooled into
    thinking that SAF was planning on selling him and holding onto Smudger, thus forcing them to make
    us an offer we can’t refuse – cunning, eh?)

  3. Harry

    July 26, 2007 at 11:18 am

    Pique is playing in the U20 Championship in Canada, I was watching him in Spain vs France semi final on Eurosport.

    So glad Rossi is not leaving, you know when you got a host of Italian teams sniffing around with some big offers, he got some pedigree. I think the spell at parma did him good, we now know he can score in top flight football, as he was only proven in the reserves before, even though the premiership is different to seria a I think he will come good. Though he needs to spend a bit time in the gym, with nani too!

    Sad to see smith go, I had high hopes for him when he signed, but it’s quite clear that he does not have the talent to sustain a regular place in the line up, though his attitude will surely be missed.

    Look forward to see all these kids next year. Believe me Anderson is something else, he’s an incredible player.

  4. Anthony Payne

    July 26, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    Rossi wasn’t snubbed for the Asia Tour. He was on holiday when the
    tour started as he had just finished playing in an international
    youth competition.

  5. Mick

    July 26, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    That would be the same international youth competition that Nani was playing in, right? I didn’t see
    HIM turning out against Port Vale last night!

  6. Anthony Payne

    July 26, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    Portugal were knocked our earlier than Italy.

  7. Mick

    July 26, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    By what? Three or four days? Nani’s been on tour for almost 2 weeks now.

  8. Ollie Y

    July 26, 2007 at 6:01 pm

    yh but nani is a new sighning and it was important to get him onboard to get to no the team and how everybody plays. plus in asia he will have the added support of ronaldo and quiroz.

    i like rossi and think he is a good player but stil not up 2 man utd level and wont stand a chance against defenders like terry or carrager, he comes accross, to me anyway, as small, weak and slow. he is a good player but not united standerd YET.

  9. Mick

    July 26, 2007 at 6:02 pm

    Slow?!? Have you watched him play?

  10. Ollie Y

    July 26, 2007 at 7:05 pm

    yeah i no hes not wat i said but thats my first impression of him i no its not ‘accurate’!!! but he looks very small and weak compared to the likes of rooney or saha who look like the can run through defenders where as he looks like he would run into them and fall over if u no what i mean, dont get me wrong i hold nothing agains the kid infact i quite like him but he just seems… not the kind of player we have on our team

  11. Ollie Y

    July 26, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    i dont think defenders up and down the country will have nightmares about rossi, he doesnt seem like the player that would ‘strike fear into the hearts of defenders’ like rooney or carlos tevez

  12. Adam

    July 27, 2007 at 3:24 am

    I think the reason that Rossi was left to play in England, rather than rushed back to asia after the youth championships was that Fergie’s main concern is whether or not he can withstand the physical game in England. Having Rossi play against the smaller & nimble asian teams is probably not seen as beneficial as playing against lower division English teams who are stronger physically, its probably seen better for the lads development.

  13. karl

    July 27, 2007 at 7:48 am

    @Ollie Y
    How did Zola (Chelsea) come accross to you? And Juninho (Middlesburough)?
    I think Rossi is very similiar to Zola. Especially the football intelligence part.

  14. Ollie Y

    July 27, 2007 at 9:14 am

    i suppose you have your exceptions, lionel messi being another one, but i think he stills needs to be proven against the better defenders in the game which i feel he is still not capable of beating, however his loan spell at was a great success outlining the potential he has. he can be a great player but in a few years time, i certainly dont think we should sell him.

  15. real red

    July 27, 2007 at 10:30 am

    Mick- good shout, Great goal. despite lacking physical presence giuseppi has the dribling skills of figo and “the grace of del piero” (quote from zola) trust me this lad is gona be a star….hes immence

  16. gubby

    July 27, 2007 at 10:59 am


    Rossi is the Real Deal make no mistake.

  17. ricky

    July 31, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    Hey guys just wondering has anyone seen this… Rossi has left today and joined Villareal

    just wanting to get some peoples views on this, with smith also being looked at by other clubs that would mean 2 main strikers in saha and rooney if the smith deal goes through. With the Tevez thing not nearer any conclusion its kind of dodgy now cause what if one of the strikers gets an injury, with saha that is very likely considering his past, anyway just wanted to get some other peoples opinions??

  18. real red

    July 31, 2007 at 7:33 pm

    im totally gutted. what a mistake. what a mistake.
    lets just say smith still goes n tevez comes in-
    only leaves us with 1. rooney 2. tevez. 3. (unreliable saha) 4. dong!!
    just cant understand the logic

  19. ricky

    July 31, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    yeah exactly, something always happens like this, it looks lik we have a
    good team and then we go and do this, i’d rather have smith than dong,
    as good as dong is i just cant see him cut it in the prem, hopefully
    he’ll prove me wrong, hope we hang onto smith now, even until at least

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