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I Would Never Forgive Myself For Turning Down United

Frazier Campbell scored two goals against Liverpool during the week, dumping Liverpool out of the League Cup. With both teams playing a weakened side, Tottenham Hotspur totally outplayed the dippers in the first half, continuing the great run of form since Harry Redknapp took over.

Cambpell knows he could have moved to Wigan or Hull on a permanent basis, but is glad he took the option of going on loan to Spurs so he could stay with United.

“I’m happy with choice that I made and I have to make sure that I’m successful for Spurs now because that’s my job,” said Campbell. “The manager has said he will give me a chance and when he does I am determined to take it. I do think about Hull sometimes and think what might have been but there is no room for sentiment in football. I didn’t think that they would be doing as well as they have done and maybe they have surprised me along with everyone else, but fair play to them because they have some good players there. But I had a chance to go back to Manchester United, who I have played for and support and I wouldn’t have forgiven myself for turning that down.”

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  1. african red says:

    a real mancunian at heart…wish you all the best

  2. Bozi pabod says:

    He would be one of the greatest players to come out of our youth system. Great work Camp, cant wait to see you slog it out with the likes of Rooney and co.

  3. SteRDLK says:

    I hope he stays coz he is a real talent, and local as well.

    He will be better than great United strikers like Berbatov, Cole, Yorke, Sheringham IF given the chance.


    my fear with campbell and any player coming through our ranks now is that they face so much competition to break into the first team (and most of the players we have in our first team are in the top 50 players in the world), i mean look at pique a very very good young and up coming defender but he didnt get a look in. same goes for rossi. also with the “hipe” around welbeck it will most likely be a case of one of the two that will get their chance at united and from what i’ve seen of welbeck he does look the real deal.

    but it would be good to see campbell play more for tottenham, i think the guy has real talent and it would be great if he comes back to us with a year of PS football under his belt

  5. TwinnyD says:

    yep,this kid’s got a good future at well as the rest of the current reserve squad with the likes of the da Silva twins,possebon,and welbeck.they all need to be given chances and i’m sure when they take them,they will all that time,united wont need to buy any 30 million pounds players (a la Berbatov – sigh).

  6. PossePossebon says:

    Give the youngsters a chance. Campbell, the Da Silvas, Possebon, Evans, Gibson, Foster and Welbeck. I’m liking that prospect =D

  7. ADH says:

    Great strikers like Berbatov SteRDLK? Come on mate he’s only played 10 or 11 games and sometimes it’s like playing with 10 men he’s that anonymous. Undoubted skill but not convinced he’s a £32M man myself, he’s got a lot to prove! I agree with Cole, Yorke & Sheringham though, proven Red legends!

  8. RJ says:

    It is just silly that we have Manucho, Welbeck, and Campbell, all just waiting for their time. Rooney is 23 and Tevez is 24, just when are these guys going to be moving on? I actually wish we had not gotten Berbatov so we could keep starting Tevez with Rooney and rotating those three as the other striker when one needs a rest.

  9. UNITED (FOREVER) says:

    Tevez came to united thinking that he is going to get first team football, but since we bought berbatov he has been getting dropped, thats why i think we should’nt of bought berbatov and plus we can play campbell then and manucho

  10. OTRed says:

    ^^^Yes, but we needed someone who was less of a risk, no one knew how Campbell or Manucho would turn out, but Berbatov already had Premiership experience which means he was less likely to fail than Campbell or Manucho


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