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Sunday Roundup: Heinze Speaks Finally

Gabriel HeinzeIf you believe the News of the World that is. Although I have a strange feeling about this. I mean, only NOTW seem to be carrying his quotes while any other blog and forum seem to have copy-pasted the entire article.

Anyway, here is what he had to say.

To quote:

Heinze revealed he has heard nothing about a possible move away. He said: “I have a deal signed with United and no offers have arrived. “In the last weeks there’ve been many rumours in the press but in reality where are Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, etc? I know the rumours of the interest from Liverpool by the newspapers.
“This is a delicate subject, especially for the fans. “They are the people who have always done so much to help me since my arrival and I believe that to leave United for Liverpool would not be understood by them.”

Seems like what Heinze might say, but what sounds fishy is that these quotes appeared on the sports blog of NOTW, hosted on Typepad. (For heaven’s sake, they don’t even have a self hosted domain for a blog!)

However, what remains true is that Heinze has not personally said anything about quitting United. It’s his agent that is stirring shit at the moment. I bet Heinze hasn’t even met SAF (or Queiroz) face to face for around two months now, and until that happens we can’t really say much here. In fact had he really wanted to leave, he might have as well bought out his contract before the FIFA enforced deadline. So at the moment, all rumours of him wanting to leave are utter bollocks (which, I admit, I must have said for the millionth time in this site).

I’ll keep this post rather short today and sign off with some links to interesting stories.

Wes Brown says that he would love to stay on at United for life. While it might be a little selfish on our part, we do always like certain players to stay at the club and be content to play as back up. Mind you, Brown is a very good back-up for that matter, and with Neville aging and increasingly injury prone, Brown would be more than handy at right back. Of course, his primary ability to play at centre back would be his most important virtue.

David Gill once again discusses club finances, insisting that the club is in good shape and tries to dispel doubts, people may have had, on the failure to go for restructuring this year. I don’t know what to make of all this, because matters regarding club finances have anyway been kept under wraps ever since the takeover. So not much to say on that, really.

FIFA reps will meet their FA counterparts to discuss the Tevez issue tomorrow. That’s basically a meeting to decide on whether to rule on the case or not. I could go on and on about this, but let’s leave it at that until we get to hear something really worth reporting.

Finally, pre-season friendly tomorrow against Shenzhen FC as Dong joins the tour party. That’s probably to cash in on the Chinese presence, because he is not expected to play at all. Nani is expected to play some part in the game.



  1. dan

    July 22, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    on sky sports it says he’s demanding 1st team football.

  2. indian punk

    July 22, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    let manutd publsh and then we’ll break some bottles

  3. indian punk

    July 22, 2007 at 6:51 pm

    Heinze expected for pre-season{B4CEE8FA-9A47-47BC-B069-3F7A2F35DB70}&newsid=446541

  4. Taehr

    July 22, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    Heinze is demanding first team football ?who does he fink he his.he is a good player but no one demands a startin place.especially not at united.

  5. conor

    July 22, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    Saying “I will only leave if Alex Ferguson says to my face I do not enter in his plans” is hardly ‘demanding’ first-team football, I’d say most people would agree that he’s our best left back, everyone knows he’s better defnsively but as he shown for Argentina he can do well going forward(he provided two assists, probably because he was given more freedom), and even if Evra’s better at attacking we already have enough players who can score the goals. We should just rotate Evra and him depending on who we’re playing, and from what he said it seems he won’t be too unhappy with that.

  6. Rock artist

    July 22, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    Does anyone out there know what was the result of the u-20 final? I was so f%cking bored i made a silly bet over it (the loser has to pay the winners cable bill for a month)-and i’m way to lazy to look it up on the internet.

  7. Red Ranter

    July 23, 2007 at 12:38 am

    [Rock artist]
    Argentina won it. I hope you put your money on them. 🙂 At least I would do that – seemed most logical.

  8. Rock artist

    July 23, 2007 at 3:18 am

    I did. Kinda obvious I guess.

  9. sagar

    July 24, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    oh yeah isnt there some fifa deadline to buyout your contract.
    something lke a coupe of weeks after your domestic season finishes?

    anyways i frankly am tired of agents stirring up shit but what I am more pissed off about is that heinze hasnt bothered to come out with a statement to say whether he wants to leave or whether he is happy or anything till sunday which again was on notw which i wouldnt trust as it is the sunday edition of the sun.

  10. rickymac2208

    July 27, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    Hey i dunno if anyone else agrees or not, but with the whole heinze
    thing and him bring in liverpools agents in, do we really want
    someone in our team who wants to leave united and join our
    rivals? cause i for one have lost respect for him the way he has
    been acting trying to push this transfer through, i no it could be
    all paper or his agent talk, but it is still quite annoying hearing
    him talk about wanting a move to liverpool

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