Manchester United winger Gabriel Obertan has shocked the club by handing in a transfer request, reports the Daily Mail.
The French U’21 star joined United from Bordeaux just 18 months ago but appears to be disillusioned with life at Old Trafford.
Obertan has made 14 appearances for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side this season, netting his first competitive goal in the Champions League victory at Bursaspor in November. But after playing in the 4-0 Carling Cup defeat at West Ham later that month, he again struggled to impress at West Brom on New Year’s Day and in Saturday’s FA Cup win at Southampton.
Giggs best of all time.
Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs has been voted the club’s greatest player of all time in a poll voted for by supporters of the club.
Giggs beat the likes of icons George Best and Eric Cantona to earn the accolade as United fans worldwide praised his magnificent career, which has now lasted more than 20 years.
Despite his illustrious list of honours, Giggs revealed his surprise at topping the poll.
“Obviously it’s all down to opinion and everyone is going to have a different view, but when I got told I genuinely couldn’t believe it to be honest, especially because there have been so many great players here. I’m not finished yet though – I feel great and I hope I can carry on for a while longer.
“There was an article in the paper about it being 20 years since my debut and they had some stats in there which the lads were killing me about – Rafa (da Silva) and Fabio were only about eight months old at the time, and (Arsenal’s) Jack Wilshere wasn’t even born.”
Hull seal Stewart deal.
Hull City completed the transfer of Cameron Stewart from Manchester United during yesterdays January transfer deadline day.
Stewart who is just 19 years old, has impressed on loan with the Tigers, making 11 appearances this season. Hull have secured the talented youngster for an undisclosed fee on a contract until 2014, with boss Nigel Pearson saying: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured Cameron permanently.
“He is a player who has shown plenty of promise during his time here and he has a very bright future in the game.”