Man Utd news - Fergie praises Chicharito, Owen injured, Stiles to auction medals
Wednesday 27 October 2010
Fergie praises Chicharito.
Sir Alex Ferguson chose to lavish praise on his new striking protégé after Javier Hernandez scored his third goal in as many days to send United through to the last eight of the Carling Cup.
Following on from his brace against Stoke, Chicharito came off the bench to rifle in a last minute winner against Wolves, a quality of strike which left Ferguson waxing lyrical about his summer purchase, “It was a magnificent goal. The boy is justifying the praise, his goal-scoring is getting a lot of credit and quite rightly, too. His composure, touch, vision and control is improving and that is down to the training.”
Michael Owen has picked up another hamstring injury which will keep him sidelined for the next few weeks.
The former England striker has missed the last three United games with a groin strain, but was expected to line up against Wolves last night, however, Owen suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury during training.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Owen confirmed, "I've trained for a week and had a setback with another muscle injury. I've got some damage in my hamstring and will be out for the next few weeks unfortunately."
Stiles to auction medals.
Former Reds defender Nobby Stiles is set to auction off some of his most treasured possessions.
The 68-year-old aims to raise around £150,000 – less than Wayne Rooney now earns in a week – by putting his World Cup and European Cup winners medals under the hammer. The collection will also include Nobby’s England Cap from the ’66 Final, and his shirt from the Wembley epic with Benfica.
Stiles told the BBC, “It’s always been my intention to leave them to the children, but how fairly do you divide the collection between them? They have each selected some pieces they would like to keep for themselves.”
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