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Anelka To Old Trafford?

There's a heartbreaking rumour circulating around the press: United are looking to sign Nicolas Anelka from Bolton.

It's not that the 28-year-old Bolton striker is not a good player, as he undoubtedly is. He's pacy, skilled and a good finisher.

However, he's played at a number of clubs and settled at neither of them. Wenger was the only one who could handle him but even he had not hesitated to cash in on the Frenchman when Real came calling.

In Spain he had his disciplinary problems again so despite winning a Champions League semi-final against Bayern almost single-handedly, he was soon out the exit door. He hardly set the world alight at Liverpool and Manchester City but of course I don't blame him for that - decent players are always struggling at these clubs.

It seems that Sam Allardyce could get the best out of him and now that Big Sam has left for Newcastle it would not be surprising if Anelka were looking for a move.

The rumours say that Newcastle and Manchester United are ready to pay Ł8million for him. In our case, Alan Smith would leave for Spurs for Ł7M to finance the deal.

You may observe that I haven't really made my point about why I would not welcome him at the club. Well, it's quite simple: I don't like him and I somehow feel he would not make it at us. We have enough attacking talent at the club and if we want to sign someone else then it should be someone I like!

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 2 2007

Time: 12:20AM

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Why would we sell smith? Saha is the unahppy one and the one to be honest alot of United fans have lost patience with. Fergie seems to as well and i think saha just doesnt seem interested. Im sure alot of the games at the end of the season he could have played but he didnt right in the head
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02/06/2007 01:40:00

Yes, but I'm afraid Saha is still twice the player than Smith when fit. That doesn't happen too often I admit but he's quality while Smudger's offered very little since his comeback - unfortunately, as in his first season at us he had been a very good striker but looks like we'll never see that Smith again.
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02/06/2007 10:20:00

Could be a good move, United would bring out out the best in him
Johnny Kipper
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02/06/2007 10:30:00

i honestly think getting anelka would be a great signing and we would bring the best out of him.
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02/06/2007 21:36:00

he's no doubt an excellent player - much in the thierry henry mould, but do we need another striker like that with saha, smith, solskjaer, rooney, rossi, dong, anderson. i think we need a pacher, a RVN.............Klaas Jan Huntelaar!!!
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03/06/2007 12:29:00

Plus Anelka's ex-Arsenal, ex-Liverpool and ex-Man City. Can it get much worse?
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03/06/2007 12:30:00

*poacher* sorry :)
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03/06/2007 12:30:00

It could, he could be ex-Leeds, too.
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03/06/2007 13:55:00

yeah thats true midolothian!! :)
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03/06/2007 14:03:00


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