Manchester United chief executive David Gill has made it clear that the fans can expect at least one more signing before the transfer window close; contradictory to what Sir Alex Ferguson has told recently.
He told MUTV: “We are looking at one more player to bring in.” He added, “the important point to understand, and Alex has made it clear, is that we need someone who’s going to improve the quality of the squad.”
He said the move will be clear once the team comes back from USA: “Nothing’s happening — nothing imminent — on that at the moment, but we’ll see what happens when we get home [from the United States]. There’ll still be 31 days of the transfer window to see if anything develops.”
Meanwhile there is chance that Montenegro international Vucinic to be the next signing as revealed by his agent Alessandro Lucci. “We are very close to Manchester United,” He told LaSignoraInGiallorosso.
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Berbatov: I won’t change.
Dimitar Berbatov might have got demoralised by the lack of first team opportunities at the fag end of the last season, but the mere fact that moving from Old Trafford is nothing less than a step down kept him at the club for more. The Guardian quoted him as saying, “Manchester United is the top [club]. Smaller clubs might be able to match Manchester United with the way they play, with their organisation, everything. But Manchester United are at the top. Where can you go from there? Only down.”
The 31-year-old is widely regarded as not fitting to be the ideal candidate for a hardworking forward that Ferguson always wants but the Bulgarian who scored 21 premier league goals last season is not going to change his playing style: “You are not going to see me puffing around the pitch,” he said. “There is a saying in Bulgaria that great quality doesn’t require much effort. I always play like this. That is what got me here.”
Owen wants bigger role.
Michael Owen revealed that the coach has told him that he has to play a bigger role in the coming season. He told Sky Sports News: “The manager spoke to me just prior to the end of the season and said that he wanted me to stay and saw that I had a big part to play next season, which is obviously why I signed the extra year option that I had in my original contract.”
Owen believes he will be up to the fight to earn more playing time for United. He said “My first season was fantastic, I played an awful lot of games. Last year was a little bit quieter, everyone seemed to be fit and playing well.” The former Liverpool star added, “Obviously the goals that were being scored by everyone else didn’t allow you to get that look-in. But I still had some great times and hopefully this year is going to be the same.”