Red Rants Archives for January 2010

United scrape past Philly, but Fergie’s comments on Vidic grab headlines

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Or should we say his lack of comment? His economy of phrasing ought to get tongues wagging.

When quizzed about speculation regarding Vidic leaving OT, he said, "I can't clarify it at all." Journalists pressed further and asked if he was going to play at United this season and he replied, "I believe so.

Pre-season and summer roundup

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I think it's best to stick my head out and say it—with the barely lingering hope of jinxing it and being proved wrong—that we aren't going to sign anyone. [Fergie, prove me wrong.]

We can only go by evidence. And save for the signings we made in the close season, it's unlikely we are going to sign any.

On Sneijder, Balotelli, Ozil et al…

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All of a sudden United have found themselves making—would you believe it—headline news in the transfer market. And what's more, we have actually put in a bid—reported at around £29m—for Wesley Sneijder.

Inter president, Massimo Moratti, has confirmed this.

Moratti has also moved to say that he intends to keep Sneijder at the club longer, by opening contract talks with the Dutchman.

Ferguson Trots the Same Tired Lines

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Alex Ferguson was apparently "interested" in David Villa. Of course, Villa has since moved on to Barca, and most keen observers of the game would know he was unlikely to ever leave Spain. How convenient!

He then goes on to make another outrageous remark—well not so outrageous, if you think about it.