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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafein View Post
    why does saf likes to sell young potential players at low price and buy young potential players at high price? rossi hasn't even break into the team to see how he will perform yet 1 exciting talent gone
    Not all young potential players are equal. Some are more equal than others. Some have already played for their national team and proven while others are still not good enough. To me, Rossi isn't as good as Nani or Anderson. Am sure SAF sees it that way too. Hence, the decision to sell him.

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    Sigh! Wish SAF didn't sell Rossi. He's got potential. Moreover, he's still young.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galdor View Post
    Sigh! Wish SAF didn't sell Rossi. He's got potential. Moreover, he's still young.
    Yeah... sad to see him go thot he is able to break to the first team......

    That means SAF will be getting another striker!

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    Papers: Court date set

    Court hearing ushers Tevez towards door
    A High Court judge yesterday pushed Carlos Tevez one step closer to Manchester United, when he set a date for the player's owners to serve an injunction on West Ham – pervent them from halting his move.
    But the sub-plot before Mr Justice Blackburn in the Chancery Division of the High Courts of Justice was even more dramatic. Tevez's "owners", led by Kia Joorabchian, produced a secret document that seriously questioned the credibility of West Ham over the player's ownership.

    The club will get the chance to put their case when the injunction is heard over three days from August 22 and Joorabchian aims to subpoena chairman Eggert Magnusson and chief executive Scott Duxbury to give evidence.
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    Fergie frustrated as Tevez deal 'drags on'

    Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted his protracted pursuit of Carlos Tevez is proving 'slightly frustrating'.

    Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign the Argentina striker but their efforts to conclude the transfer are being thwarted by the legal wrangle over who owns Tevez's registration.

    The 23-year-old's advisor Kia Joorabchian has issued High Court proceedings against West Ham, who maintain Tevez is their player.

    As it presently stands, three days have been set aside for the hearing, which is due to start on August 22.

    The dates mean the matter could be resolved before the August 31 transfer deadline, although there has been speculation that a private settlement may be reached before then which would see Joorabchian pay West Ham a set fee in order to release Tevez from his contract.

    Ferguson remains calm about the prospect of Tevez eventually arriving at Old Trafford. But the United boss accepts the current impasse suits no-one.

    'I am not worried because I am confident the player will eventually arrive,' he said.

    'But it has been dragging on and it has become a bit frustrating.

    'At the moment it is going to the High Court. I am sure we will get a final decision on the matter there.

    'But if something happens before that, it is something we would welcome.'

    During United's recent Far East tour, Ferguson did claim there was no 'Plan B' should the Tevez deal fail to materialise as United anticipate.

    However, on the eve of the Red Devils' high-profile friendly with Inter Milan, Ferguson did admit he would have to consider an alternative strategy should Tevez not sign, especially as Alan Smith looks certain to depart before the end of next month.

    'The deadline is coming up at the end of August, so we do have to think about alternative plans that way,' he said.

    'I just want the matter settled, the sooner the better as far as everyone is concerned.

    'I am sure even West Ham think that way. They have their own plans and they have done a lot of buying and selling, so they will want some kind of conclusion in terms of how their team is shaping up.'

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    Juve chasing Heinze?

    Italian club Juventus are reportedly interested in taking Gabriel Heinze to the Stadio Delle Alpi.

    The Argentina international's Old Trafford future has been cast into doubt with Liverpool keen to take Heinze to Anfield in a controversial switch across the North-west.

    That move has been rebuffed by Reds boss Sir Alex Ferguson and United chief executive David Gill, who have both stated publicly that they do not want to sell Heinze to a Premier League rival.

    However, Gill was quoted in the press this week saying: "If there's interest from overseas and the valuation's right, I could see him moving."

    Juventus general manager Jean-Claude Blanc has said that the newly-promoted Turin club may move for the 29-year-old left-back.

    "We'll have to see if something can happen with Heinze," he told the Daily Mail.

    Although his future remains unclear, as the situation currently stands Heinze is a United player and Sir Alex expects the defender back in training next Monday after three weeks' rest following his involvement in Copa America.
    Think if this is true they will sell him to juve...... then maybe next seasons the Reds will get him from them! this should the onli way if heinze wants to go to Anfield!

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    Wah sian! Rossi leaving. I tot SAF say he not selling? But then I really dun see Rossi breaking into the 1st team this season. Hiaz.....

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    Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that United inserted a clause in Giuseppe Rossi's contract which would allow the Reds to buy the striker back from Villarreal.

    The Italian Under-21 international had numerous meetings about his future this summer and was told that he would be given opportunities at Old Trafford, but the former Parma youngster wanted regular first-team football.

    "We had several meetings with Giuseppe to convince him that he would get plenty of football here, but that he may have to be a bit patient," explained the boss. "But he wanted to have a go at first-team football, so it was a difficult decision."

    Rossi arrived as a highly-rated prospect in 2004, and after impressing in United's reserves he went on to score four goals in 14 first-team appearances for the Reds.

    Last season he went in search of regular top-level football on loan with Newcastle and Parma. He stood out in Serie A, helping his former club avoid relegation, and he had been expected to return to Old Trafford this season. But he leaves on good terms and in the knowledge that United will keep close tabs on his progress in La Liga.

    "We wish him well, he is a good lad," added Sir Alex. "He has always been a good professional. He's going to a good club. We sold Diego Forlan to Villarreal and he recently left for Atletico Madrid. It's a well-run club with good ambitions.

    "I know he'll do well. We've got a clause in his contract where he could come back to us at some point. We covering oursleves in every way."
    haha

    With Rossi and Smith leaving, I think SAF will use the lone striker formation or use Ronaldo as a striker in 4-4-2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug View Post
    Wah sian! Rossi leaving. I tot SAF say he not selling? But then I really dun see Rossi breaking into the 1st team this season. Hiaz.....
    if he stayed, he wouldnt have broke into 1st team this season. neither would nani and anderson as said by SAF.
    i wish rossi didnt leave i feel hes good. hope rossi dun become a solid striker or else
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    Man Utd 2-3 Inter Milan

    Sir Alex Ferguson will be looking for some major defensive improvement after Manchester United slipped to defeat against Serie A champions Inter Milan.
    // Visual basic helper required to detect Flash Player ActiveX control version informationFunction VBGetSwfVer(i)on error resume nextDim swControl, swVersionswVersion = 0set swControl = CreateObject("ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash." + CStr(i))if (IsObject(swControl)) thenswVersion = swControl.GetVariable("$version")end ifVBGetSwfVer = swVersionEnd FunctionSub AT_FLASHO1181107_FSCommand(ByVal command, ByVal args)call AT_FLASHO1181107_DoFSCommand(command, args)end sub. Although there were plenty of positives for Ferguson to take out of the game, not least an industrious performance from goalscorer Wayne Rooney, his back four will need to tighten up after a series of costly mistakes.
    Fergie laments lax first-half
    While Ferguson is unlikely to risk any of his first-choice defenders at Doncaster or Peterborough en-route to Sunday's Community Shield showdown with Chelsea, he must hope an encounter with Didier Drogba is enough to sharpen a few minds as the new Premier League campaign draws ever closer.
    Like Ferguson, a 73,738 crowd did not seem too disheartened by the result and they went home cherishing an outstanding individual display, although, for once, the best Portuguese player on the pitch was not wearing United red.
    Cristiano Ronaldo did his best to make an impact but was generally thwarted by stout Inter defending and some fairly unsympathetic refereeing from Mike Dean.
    In contrast, Luis Figo revelled on the Old Trafford stage, providing ample evidence that the talent which, in his prime, made him one of the best players on the planet, still exists in abundance.
    It was the simplicity of Figo's work that really caught the eye.
    Now approaching his 35th birthday, Figo has seen and done too much to get flustered and it was hardly a surprise he should be so heavily involved in Inter's three first-half goals.
    In truth, the first owed as much to defensive ineptitude on the part of Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic as to any brilliance from Figo as United's collective failure to deal with the veteran's cross offered David Suazo the simplest of finishes.
    Figo then played the killer pass which provided Dejan Stankovic with the opportunity to present Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a tap-in, before completing his work with a lay-off to Suazo which set up the Honduras forward for his second.
    At that stage Ferguson must have feared the eventual outcome. He certainly could not have been happy with the performance of what, in the absence of skipper Gary Neville, constituted his first-choice defence.
    Less than two weeks before his side open the defence of their title against Reading at Old Trafford, the sight of Neville sat in the stands alongside Owen Hargreaves, Anderson, Nani and Louis Saha must be frustrating for Ferguson, especially as the Carlos Tevez affair continues to rumble slowly towards a conclusion.
    Alan Smith was watching on as well but given he is apparently fully fit, it must now surely be only a matter of time before the England international follows Giuseppe Rossi out of the door.
    For all these minor difficulties, while United can get Rooney and Ronaldo onto the pitch, they always have a chance.
    It was Ronaldo's driven free-kick that Adriano inexplicably nodded into his own net just before the hour mark to give United hope. However, it was Rooney who was United's inspiration.
    Seemingly set for a more advanced role than he has been given at any stage of his Red Devils career so far, Rooney showed a breathtaking appetite for work which suggests a big season lies ahead for the 21-year-old.
    Rooney's efforts should really have earned his side a draw but, having done all the hard work and reached the byline, he was let down by his international colleague Rio Ferdinand, who somehow managed to fire a yard over the bar despite being only seven yards out in the first place.
    <LI id=quotes>Fergie laments lax first-half
    Sir Alex Ferguson admitted poor first-half defending cost Manchester United dear against Inter Milan on Wednesday.
    On their final Old Trafford appearance before Reading arrive for the Barclays Premier League opener on August 12, the champions were beaten 3-2 by their Serie A counterparts.
    Wayne Rooney put United in front but Inter struck three times late in the opening period and although Adriano's own goal gave the Red Devils hope, they could not stave off a defeat which, while not upsetting Ferguson too much, left the Scot in no doubt where his side need to improve.
    'The defending in the first-half was very poor,' he admitted.
    'You will not win any games, no matter who you are playing against, if you defend like that.
    'We were so open in the first-half. Maybe we would have had a few more free-kicks if it had been an English game but we were all over the place at times. If you defend like that, you will lose.'
    Given it was United's first-choice defensive unit, Ferguson will expect an improvement ahead of Sunday's Community Shield showdown with Chelsea at Wembley.
    If the back four presented a few worries for the United boss, there was no problem with the performance of either Rooney or Cristiano Ronaldo.
    Rooney in particular was a thorn in Inter's side throughout and on the evidence of this industrious display, a big season can be expected from the 21-year-old, who is set for a more offensive role this term than he has been used to in his time at Old Trafford.
    'There was some really good one touch play at times, which I was delighted with,' said Ferguson.
    'Even a side with the experience of Inter couldn't do anything about it, which is something I am very happy about.'
    Overall, Ferguson declared himself satisfied with the workout, which represented a significant step up in standard from the four games on their recent Far East tour.
    And the United boss was also heartened by the knowledge some of his injured stars will be let loose in friendly tussles with Doncaster and Peterborough on Friday and Saturday respectively.
    'Owen Hargreaves and Anderson will be involved, as will Darren Fletcher and Mikael Silvestre,' he said.
    'The main thing is I was able to keep 11 players on the pitch for 90 minutes tonight, so, although there might be one or two changes for Sunday, I know exactly where they are now in terms of fitness.'
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    Reds can re-sign Rossi

    Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that United inserted a clause in Giuseppe Rossi's contract which would allow the Reds to buy the striker back from Villarreal.

    The Italian Under-21 international had numerous meetings about his future this summer and was told that he would be given opportunities at Old Trafford, but the former Parma youngster wanted regular first-team football.

    "We had several meetings with Giuseppe to convince him that he would get plenty of football here, but that he may have to be a bit patient," explained the boss. "But he wanted to have a go at first-team football, so it was a difficult decision."

    Rossi arrived as a highly-rated prospect in 2004, and after impressing in United's reserves he went on to score four goals in 14 first-team appearances for the Reds.

    Last season he went in search of regular top-level football on loan with Newcastle and Parma. He stood out in Serie A, helping his former club avoid relegation, and he had been expected to return to Old Trafford this season. But he leaves on good terms and in the knowledge that United will keep close tabs on his progress in La Liga.

    "We wish him well, he is a good lad," added Sir Alex. "He has always been a good professional. He's going to a good club. We sold Diego Forlan to Villarreal and he recently left for Atletico Madrid. It's a well-run club with good ambitions.

    "I know he'll do well. We've got a clause in his contract where he could come back to us at some point. We are covering ourselves in every way."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafein View Post
    if he stayed, he wouldnt have broke into 1st team this season. neither would nani and anderson as said by SAF.
    i wish rossi didnt leave i feel hes good. hope rossi dun become a solid striker or else

    I think you got it wrongly. Yes, Rossi would probably not break into the 1st team this season but not Nani and Anderson. It doesn't sound logical to buy 2 first rate players and by your reckoning of not breaking into the first team, meaning that they would be in the reserve. Sounds right? Obviously, not. SAF did mention that Nani and Anderson will play in the first eleven but would be used sparingly.

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    well, to me, breaking into 1st team means regular first eleven action. if they were to break into first team, nani and anderson will be playing regular football like hargreaves. but no, SAF said they will be used sparingly mah.
    i think nani and anderson, for this season, is only going to feature in those less crucial matches.
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    Reds can re-sign Rossi

    Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that United inserted a clause in Giuseppe Rossi's contract which would allow the Reds to buy the striker back from Villarreal.

    The Italian Under-21 international had numerous meetings about his future this summer and was told that he would be given opportunities at Old Trafford, but the former Parma youngster wanted regular first-team football.

    "We had several meetings with Giuseppe to convince him that he would get plenty of football here, but that he may have to be a bit patient," explained the boss. "But he wanted to have a go at first-team football, so it was a difficult decision."

    Rossi arrived as a highly-rated prospect in 2004, and after impressing in United's reserves he went on to score four goals in 14 first-team appearances for the Reds.

    Last season he went in search of regular top-level football on loan with Newcastle and Parma. He stood out in Serie A, helping his former club avoid relegation, and he had been expected to return to Old Trafford this season. But he leaves on good terms and in the knowledge that United will keep close tabs on his progress in La Liga.

    "We wish him well, he is a good lad," added Sir Alex. "He has always been a good professional. He's going to a good club. We sold Diego Forlan to Villarreal and he recently left for Atletico Madrid. It's a well-run club with good ambitions.

    "I know he'll do well. We've got a clause in his contract where he could come back to us at some point. We are covering ourselves in every way."
    ahhhh, at least we can get back rossi if he does grow up to be a good finisher
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafein View Post
    ahhhh, at least we can get back rossi if he does grow up to be a good finisher
    Hopefully when the time comes we need not have to pay too much for him!!!

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    hahahaha
    hope the tevez saga ends soon. we need striker :P
    do u guys think SAF has a backup plan if tevez fails to come?
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    Tevez fears for his fitness

    Carlos Tevez has pleaded for an end to the saga surrounding his proposed move to Old Trafford, fearing that any further delays will seriously disrupt his season.

    The Argentine international is concerned by his lack of pre-season preparation for the new campaign because of the ongoing dispute over his switch to United.

    The 23-year-old is still hopeful that the situation can be resolved before the transfer window closes at the end of this month, but remains concerned about his overall fitness ahead of the new season.

    "We need a solution quickly so that I can get on with my career," Tevez told the Daily Mail. "To play for a super club like Manchester United without any pre-season work behind me is going to be a real handicap.

    "I am a fighter and am prepared for any challenge. But this is going to be very difficult.

    "I desire a swift solution and demand now that all parties arrive at an agreement because I just want to play. Mentally I am prepared to play for United at any moment, but physically it may be more difficult the longer it goes on."

    Tevez's advisors are continuing talks with West Ham in a bid to resolve the matter. However, failure to do so means the dispute is almost certain to go to the High Court on 22 August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafein View Post
    hahahaha
    hope the tevez saga ends soon. we need striker :P
    do u guys think SAF has a backup plan if tevez fails to come?
    He go for Anelka?

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    Alan Smith heading to Newcastle?

    Good for him. Afterall he was exactly the type of striker Man U covet

    Latest: Newcastle to pay GBP 6 million for Smith.

    Not bad business
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    to arch rivals of manchester united,
    10 years later, be afraid. be very afraid. Rhain Davis the prince is here.

    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/st...449604&cc=4716

    sample of what this prince can do
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