It’s a sad week for Manchester United fans, learning that both Owen Hargreaves and Carlos Tevez are on their way out of the club. Who’d have thought, just over a year after joining United, Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to ship them out.
You’ve got to love the British press…
The News of the World ran an ‘exclusive’ which informed us that Fergie had lost patience with Hargreaves because of his reoccurring injury problems. After chasing the midfielder for a couple of years, then finally landing him for £17 million, NOTW writer Aidan Magee reckons Hargreaves will be sold in January.
SIR ALEX FERGUSON is prepared to off-load Owen Hargreaves after becoming fed up with his inconsistency and constant injuries. The midfielder’s 16-month spell at United has also been blighted by knee problems.
Fergie has now lost patience and would sell in January if the offer was right. But he does very little business during the winter transfer window so a £15m summer move looks certain. He could find a home at Manchester City and there is likely to be interest from Barcelona.
It was nice whilst it lasted Hargreaves, but now it is certain that you’re leaving. For City? Well, that’s a shame isn’t it.
But it’s going from bad to worse for us, as on the same day that Fergie confirmed he had no worries over agreeing a deal for Tevez, Goal.com reports that we’ll get rid of him when the loan deal is up, as Ferguson wants a player who will score at least 20 goals a season. Obviously the 19 goals Tevez scored in his first season with us just wasn’t enough. Shame.
Manchester United are ready to axe Argentine starlet Carlos Tevez in favour of a striker that can score at least 20 goals a season. Tevez will cost Man Utd around £34m, and it has been reported that Ferguson is not willing to meet that price tag set by the player’s owner Kia Joorabchian.
This could mean that Ferguson is ready to axe Tevez and find himself a striker that can score 20 plus goals a season. The rumoured, big-name candidates are David Villa, Karim Benzema and Klaas Jan Huntelaar.
Just as they were really starting to grow on us and all. Oh well.
Cesc Fabregas has already refuted the claim that he has rejected a new Arsenal contract from the other NOTW exclusive from the same day as the Hargreaves story, also written by Magee, but I won’t hold my breath for Ferguson to do the same. He has enough bullshit to deal with without dignifying stories like ‘Hargreaves to Citeh’ with a response!