Louis Saha has received lots of stick from United fans this season after spending most of it unavailable for team selection. His mentality has been questioned as much as any physical ailments, with concerns Saha is now afraid of giving his all for fear of injury re-occurrence. This is something Saha has denied time and again but if his displays on the field are anything to go by, what once could have been described as lack of match fitness is not being put down to lack of commitment.
Louis Saha’s absence has cost United dearly on several occasions already this season, with United desperately needing a player who could just put the ball in the back of the net, a quality Saha, as our only out and out striker, possesses. For all the creativity Ronaldo, Rooney and Tevez offer us, sometimes we need a player who is more in the goal poacher mould. Suspensions and injuries to Rooney and Ronaldo have left us thin up front on several occasions and Saha’s seeming unwillingness to make up for lost time when he is on the field has left his less than popular with some reds.
Saha hasn’t played in the league for United since New Years Day when he came on for the final twenty minutes, and his last appearance for United a was a few days later, playing 79 minutes against Villa in the Cup.
Sir Alex Ferguson has today announced that Saha is ready to return to the first team and will feature in our FA Cup game against Arsenal tomorrow.
“He’s a fantastic player and I’m glad to have him back at this particular junction of the season,” said Ferguson. “He adds something different from what we have as a team as everyone knows and therefore, it’s welcome back. There’s no question that he is fully recovered, he’s done a lot of training now, he’s through that 10 days of intensive football so he’s okay.”
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