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Eto'o Is Unlikely To Join United

Eto'o Is Unlikely To Join United

Reports suggest that Manchester United are ready to bid for Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o who, despite enjoying a great season, scoring in the Champions League final, looks set to leave the club as they can't agree a contract extension and his current deal expires next summer.

However, I feel it's highly unlikely that Eto'o will join United. First, he's not a great fan of English football as far as I know. Second, do we actually need him? He's a centre forward first and foremost and he's not very good on either flank even though he can play there if it's important. He's not exactly tall, his heading is poor and he wouldn't take kindly to ever having to sit on the bench. Which means that we should either leave out Berbatov or put Rooney on the wing, again...

He's a great striker on his day but a 'high maintenance' player, with an ego no less developed than Ronaldo's. I'm not sure he is the answer; or if he is then I don't know what is the question.



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Writer:Zae
Date:Saturday June 13 2009
Time: 7:55PM

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His attitude is a potential banana skin. We were also linked to Vucinic again today. I've only seen him play a couple of times against us and he seemed decent, but the guys at football manager seem to think he is one of the top 5 strikers in the world. He would certainly be a cheaper option than Benzema or Eto'o and surely doesn't have the star power to command a first team place every week.
tuscan3000
13/06/2009 20:23:00
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more likely to turn up at Citeh in my opinion!
merlin
13/06/2009 20:34:00
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Ha ha. the last sentence... no not too keen on Eto'o especially if he's going to be another selfish player. we need to concentrate on who we've got and buy some team players.
Man utd champions
15/06/2009 10:51:00
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I also just remembered that the African Cup of Nations is in January, so signing Eto'o and Yaya Toure would probably be a bad move, considering the way it ruined kolo toure for so long last time.
tuscan3000
15/06/2009 16:32:00
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As an outright striker, Eto is better than ronnie & berbatov. He proved himself at real mallorca before moving to a bigger stage at barca. United must match his very huge wage demands for him to leave barca. I think only citeh can match that The only downside to his game is his ego which will be all too obvious if he is left on the bench & probably the AFC But most african players are not so fond of united, its not a good club for them
cool_obed
20/06/2009 14:36:00
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