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Big Things Are Expected From Obertan

Sir Alex revealed that in a little more than a month's time, Gabriel Obertan could be back playing for Manchester United. The Frenchman, signed from Bordeaux in the summer, is yet to play a competitive game for us. However, Fergie tips him to go on to great things.

'Gabriel has had a spine problem, but I think he'll be back in about a month to six weeks' time,' he told Inside United.

'We're taking our time with him because we want him back and at 100 per cent.

'He's very quick, he can play both sides or through the middle and he brings a real versatility to us.

'At 16 he was one of the outstanding young talents in Europe, and he's said to us that over this last year and a half he's been playing with this back injury and no-one thought about getting a scan.

'We expect big things from him. He's a nice boy, speaks good English and should have no problem settling in.'


The fact that he's been included in our CL squad indicates that Fergie does indeed have faith in him; we can only hope that he'll justify it, after all, big things were expected from David Bellion as well...




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 3 2009

Time: 1:56PM

Your Comments

Gotta trust the judgement of someone like fergie.. he get's it right more than most and obviously has something in mind for the guy. A bit of a leftfield one though that I don't think anyone saw coming... probably more so than owen. But then I really hope Owen does well for United.
jim4pompey
Haa the Chelsea news.... banned from any transfers for 2 years? That's bad bad news for them, especially as their team is aging as it is.... then again it might make the players already there more determined to work harder. But if a player leaves, who's going to fill in? Not ideal at all...
Man utd champions
do u really think that ban will stand...im sure abramovic will pay someone off and it will get removed
ibrahiy
It was a great feeling,I must admit but as Ibra pointed out I just feel the abramovic factor will have a huge say in the end.
Antriksh (abmtd)
Won't be the first time a united player has had problems with his spine. In fact, I could name quite a few spineless ones.
fifthcolumnblue
Roma got their ban reduced from 2 windows to 1 window - so Chelsea can expect the same - with or without the influence of their owners money. Before we all go laughing at them, I suggest we take a wider look at the implications of what appears to be the beginnings of a backlash against english teams. We have certainly built up enough ill feeling in italy in regards to the way we signed a few of their youngsters recently - it would not suprise me if a few clubs tried to take us to task in a similar way that Lens have. With the refereeing chelsea recieved in the semi last year, the banning of Eduardo and now this - I'm gonna go out on a limb and say we might be next in line for a spanking from the powers that be. I'll say now that the odds of us making it past the quater final of the champions league just got a lot slimmer in my view.
tuscan3000
has he played a game yet?
Buzz Lightyear
No he hasn't.Infact he wasn't even there for the preseason.
Antriksh (abmtd)
tuscan u r right....le havre is filing a case against united which is very similar to chelsea's own..... also there is a big differnce in the roma case as mexes was already a professional footballer while our player and chelsea's are under 16 and with michel platini against stealing youth i would think he would find this the opportune time to go harshest in punishment
ibrahiy
tuscan, the odds of you making it past the quartsers in the CL were almost nonexistent with the squad you've go this season already, so any perceived persecution by Prattinin won't wash as an excuse.
fifthcolumnblue
You do realise, that we are only missing one player from the squad that got to the final twice in the last two years?
tuscan3000
tuscan - So which one of tranaldo and Tevez wasn't in you Champs league squad then?
fifthcolumnblue
I don't rate Tevez and never really have - so I'm not counting him as I believe Michael Owen would have to die to contribute less than him. So again, we're down one player (albeit an excellent one) but the last time I looked there were maybe two or three sides who have a player as good as him which - with a good draw - would mean its not unreasonable for us to think we could get to the semis this year.
tuscan3000
The intereting question for me is will Citeh make the semi final of the CL this season???????????................. Oh I forgot you've never been in the CL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
java
Is this kid a winger?
JT_daniel
he is versatile initially i think he was a right winger....but he could playing down the left r even as a playmaker down the middle
ibrahiy
Java, you really crack me up mate, cheerrs.
fifthcolumnblue
 

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