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Fergie: I Should Have Been Selfish

Sir Alex Ferguson does not wish to sell any player of the squad, thus ruining my speculation about the possible departures.

With the signing of Nani, Anderson and Hargreaves and the imminent arrival of Tevez, many, including myself, were sure that United were going to sell some of their players.

Well, if Fergie is allowed to do everything his own way - and he's famous for insisting on this - no one will leave the club this summer.

'I don't expect anybody to leave,' he said. 'It may happen, because some players will view the situation and think they won't get enough games. But there are no decisions made at the moment.'

Does that mean that we would keep Giuseppe Rossi and Alan Smith? They said they were determined to fight for their place at Old Trafford so unless Fergie's changing his mind, they will stay.

And the boss seems reluctant to let anyone go, as his obsession with Europe makes him eager for a large enough squad to compete on several fronts.

'In the 1990s, we rotated our squad very well,' the Manchester Evening News qouted him.'Last season we had a great opportunity in that we were involved in three tournaments. We were in the semi-final of Europe and in the FA Cup final but we just didn't have enough bodies to stretch our squad out and save legs where we could have saved legs.

'The injuries we got all in the space of a few weeks, first of all with Mikael Silvestre at the beginning of February, then Gary Neville from March 17, Nemanja Vidic did his shoulder on last day of our March and was out until last day of the season virtually. Patrice Evra was injured, Rio Ferdinand suffered his groin problem. Ji Sung Park was a big loss to us and Louis Saha missed the second half of the season.

'In that situation, in a way I regretted allowing the young lads to stay out on loan. If I had been selfish and kept them we would have had a far better chance.'


Yet another indication that my obsession with Rossi might not end with a sad parting. Are you bored with my constant indulgence over the young Italian? Well, it's quite understandable. As for loaning out young players, keeping Evans at Old Trafford is an indicator of Fergie's determination to have a large squad. Let's see how war this determination stretches.




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Date:Tuesday July 10 2007

Time: 5:50PM

 

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