UK time is: 12:19:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Man Utd Striker Not Rushing Back

Alan Smith, who played 66 minutes in his first public return to action following his career threatening broken leg (last Feb v Liverpool), says he won't be rushing back to full Premiership action.

Smith said: 'Playing for the reserves is a step up from training and hopefully, in a few weeks time I will have had some more reserve games and then be able to make the step up to the first team. I just need a few matches under my belt now. My movement was okay and I just need to build up my strength a little bit.'

Adding: 'I could probably have played all night and not scored but I have worked hard all summer to play in matches.'

Man Utd reserves beat Preston 7-2.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Cantona Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 22 2006

Time: 10:17AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
good to see alan smith back well done to the lad, hopefully he can get back to his best soon
green giant 12
Report Abuse
22/08/2006 10:46:00

With Ruud departing, it could be time for Alan Smith to step up and show finally what he's made of as a striker.
TheatreOfDreams
Report Abuse
22/08/2006 17:12:00

smith is great but he will never be a 20 goal a season striker
carrickisours
Report Abuse
22/08/2006 21:05:00

Good to see smithy back, hes a good aggresive player who could give a lot of premiership defenders a hard time.
Kanchelskis
Report Abuse
25/08/2006 20:08:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Zaha Set For Permanent Palace Move! (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Fletcher Move Stalls! (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Rafael Could Be Back! (Wednesday January 28 2015)

A Nice Little Nice Earner (Tuesday January 27 2015)

United - Beware Real Cash Splash! (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Valdes Makes United Debut (Tuesday January 27 2015)

United on the TV (Monday January 26 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 0 - 2 Man Utd
Man Utd 0 - 1 Southampton
Stoke 1 - 1 Man Utd
Spurs 0 - 0 Man Utd
Man Utd 3 - 1 Newcastle
Aston Villa 1 - 1 Man Utd

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 22 16 4 2 32 52
2. Man City 22 14 5 3 23 47
3. Southampton 22 13 3 6 21 42
4. Man Utd 22 11 7 4 15 40
5. Arsenal 22 11 6 5 14 39
6. Spurs 22 11 4 7 2 37
7. West Ham 22 10 6 6 10 36

Breaking League News

Liverpool: FA Cup Games Live On TV
Liverpool : 29/01/2015 11:09:00
Wenger Highlights Gabriel's Qualities
Arsenal : 29/01/2015 10:32:00
Qatar hospitality was phenomenal
Everton : 29/01/2015 10:00:00
Ospina Enjoying Life At Arsenal
Arsenal : 29/01/2015 09:53:00
The Ox: Arsenal Are In a Good Place
Arsenal : 29/01/2015 09:34:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Cambridge (a) FA Cup
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 20%
Valencia 5%
Joness 1%
Rojo 16%
Blind 0%
Carrick 0%
Januzaj 43%
Fellaini 5%
Di Maria 3%
Wilson 0%
Falcao 3%
Herrera 1%
Van Persie 0%
Shaw 3%