Sir Alex Ferguson for the first time has come out and discussed the feelings of his striker Dimitar Berbatov on being omitted from the Champions League final squad saying that he appreciates the sentiments of the Bulgarian but cautions that everyone in the team should be ready for contributing from the bench. He said, as reported by The Guardian: “Missing out on the final was not easy, but there were seven or eight players disappointed at not being involved in it.” He said that team is more important than individuals: “Yes, players will be disappointed they are not playing some weeks. But at the end of the day, it will help [the team]. By the time we get to the end of May next season, we will have done well.”
Ferguson revealed that the scintillating form of Javier Hernandez was the reason that kept Berbatov out: “It didn’t make him a bad player, he was just an unlucky player in that this lad (Hernandez) came in and did so well. But he will be all right.” The manager also added that he was satisfied with the way Berba is conducting himself during the preseason training. “What I have to say though is he [Berbatov] has been brilliant, first class, his training has been terrific.”
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Robson role under threat.
Former England captain and Old Trafford legend Bryan Robson’s role as global ambassador of Manchester United is under threat as the club will review the situation after the preseason tour, reported Daily Mail. Robson was caught in a sting operation and was filmed by Channel 4’s Dispatches programme in Bangkok’s Manchester United theme bar while he was Thailand’s Manager, the post he since left.
After the programme has been aired in which the ‘Captain Marvel’ claims: “I disagree with people when they say football is a sport,” angry fans have been demanding his removal from the ambassador post. A United spokesman said: “We have not had a chance to review the programme as we are on tour in the US.”
Rooney no Sneijder obstacle.
The People reported that Wayne Rooney is happy with the prospects of playing with Wesley Sneijder and he has no problems if the Dutchman earns more salary than him next season. It says that the England striker is keen in improving the club to the next level.
A source close to Rooney was quoted as saying: “It’s nonsense to suggest Wayne would ever stop Manchester United signing a player like Wesley Sneijder because he wants to stay the top-paid player at Old Trafford; its absolutely not true,” the source continued: “In fact, it’s just the reverse. He’s happy to see United sign any world-class player to improve the club’s chances of success.”