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Giuseppe Rossi Wasn't Patient Enough

Giuseppe Rossi Wasn't Patient Enough

Two days ago Giuseppe Rossi revealed that he did not wish to come back to Old Trafford even though rumours were circulating about the possibility of that happening. Rossi joined United from Parma in 2004 and scored bucketloads of goals for the Reserves.

In the 2005/06 season he started to show his capabilities in the first team, too when he was given opportunities in mainly the Carling Cup and the FA Cup but he also played in the Premier League and the Champions League. He looked comfortable at the top level and his future at United seemed secure.

At the start of the next season he was somewhat surprisingly loaned out to Newcastle United where he was seldom used and on those rare occasions he was mainly deployed on the left wing which was quite unsuitable for him.

Rossi apparently feels that he did not get the chance he deserved. He told reporters exactly that at the weekend which seems to indicate that Fergie told us the truth about his sale: that it was the players' wish.

He was sold to Villarreal in the summer of 2007 to the surprise and regret of many Reds fans, myself included. To this day most of us would welcome him back with open arms, particularly seeing his success in Spain. But it increasingly looks like that a return would be in neither parties' interest. Rossi was not patient enough to wait for his chance at the age of 20; now, at the age of 22, he'd be even less likely to be philosophical about the necessity to fight for his place with seasoned internationals like Berbatov and Rooney.



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Writer:Zae
Date:Tuesday February 17 2009
Time: 3:05PM

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scoring goals and getting a first team chance at villareal,he couldn't have asked for more.He has fully justified his decision.It would be a huge gamble for him to return as the leagues are very different in terms of pace,physicality.
abmutd
18/02/2009 06:34:00
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also his return would mean the promising talents like d.welbeck,petrucci,macheda suffering the same fate like rossi 2 yrs ago.
abmutd
18/02/2009 06:42:00
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Yes, that's perfectly true. Welbeck's getting opportunities and he's scoring goals and keeps putting in good performances so it's vital that we do not block his development. I believed that Rossi had it in him to make it at United so I still regret his departure even though you're right, it worked out well for him.
Zae
18/02/2009 08:26:00
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very good player, all the best to him
skylab
19/02/2009 10:58:00
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