UK time is: 16:27:49
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Barthez Is Evidently Confused

We all remember Fabien Barthez, don't we? Signed from Monaco in 2000, he was hailed as the true heir of Peter Schmeichel, after one season of horror from Taibi and Bosnich.

However, despite a good debut season, Barthez was found out horribly in the next two, with low points as the home defeat to Deportivo La Coruna or the dismal loss at Highbury. He was sold in 2004 when it became clear that even Roy Carroll was ahead of him.

He's now given an interview to L'Equipe in which he talked about his exit from the club.

"The Americans took the reins, even the goalkeeper was American," Barthez told L`Equipe.

"Me, at this moment, I wasn`t playing at my best level. I have always enjoyed life and I enjoyed everything at the same time."

Fabien, really, the Glazers took over in May 2005. You were but a mere memory for United fans at that time. The first-choice goalkeeper was not American at that time: it was a Northern Irish, Roy Carroll who turned to be even more incompetent that Barthez.

But why does he blame the Glazers? They could be blamed for a number of things but they were not around when Barthez lost his number one spot. Tim Howard's nationality mattered little in 2003 when for a few months he looked like a solid, reliable goalkeeper - something that Barthez wasn't. And, as we later found out, neither was Tim. But that's a different story.




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

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 25 2008

Time: 6:00PM

Your Comments

i always think he looks like Dinald Pleasance in James Bond!
merlin
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester United Articles

Moyes Linked With Vacant Palace Job (Friday August 22 2014)

United Trio Available for Loan! (Friday August 22 2014)

I am the Devil! (Friday August 22 2014)

United Declare Khedira Interest? (Friday August 22 2014)

Anderson on the Move! (Friday August 22 2014)

Di Maria Deal to be Struck? (Friday August 22 2014)

Nani Loaned to Sporting Lisbon! (Thursday August 21 2014)

Not Us? (Thursday August 21 2014)

Jones in Contract Discussions (Thursday August 21 2014)

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)

1. TheFamousNo7 106
2. Kanchelskis 54
3. MotorMad 52
4. nordkap 14
5. ssopon273 2
6. kashere21 2
7. D_G 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man Utd 1 - 2 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Sunderland 1 0 1 0 0 1
12. WBA 1 0 1 0 0 1
13. Crystal Palace 1 0 0 1 -1 0
14. Man Utd 1 0 0 1 -1 0
15. Southampton 1 0 0 1 -1 0
16. Q.P.R. 1 0 0 1 -1 0
17. Stoke 1 0 0 1 -1 0

Breaking League News

Aston Villa : 23/08/2014 16:07:00
Mourinho Praises Ginger Version after our 3-1 loss
Burnley : 23/08/2014 14:01:00
Aston Villa v NUFC Team News
Newcastle : 23/08/2014 12:34:00
Swans on the Road!
Burnley : 23/08/2014 11:29:00
Aston Villa v NUFC Preview
Newcastle : 23/08/2014 10:58:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Sunderland v United?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
Sunderland to win! 4%
United to win! 87%
Draw 9%