Brown Retires From International Football
ManUtd.com article: Wes explains England decision
After being selected in Fabio Capello’s latest England squad Wes Brown has announced his International retirement. The announcement has come as a surprise, but his decision is understandable when you consider his injury record and his omission from the World Cup squad in favour of the previously retired Jamie Carragher. Brown can now concentrate on prolonging his United career – he follows club team mates Scholes, Giggs and Berbatov.
Brown joins Paul Robinson in announcing their International retirement could be considered somewhat of an embarrassment for Capello. This will be a huge blow for the Italian as his reputation and aura (in England) has taken a battering in recent months after England’s dismal World Cup performance.
Brown made his England debut in 1999 and earned 22 caps.
Berbatov To Shine
Article from The Sun: It’s blast-off for Berbatov
Speaking after clinching the 2010 Community Shield, Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Dimitar Berbatov to shine this season. This is what Sir Alex had to say:
“He’s an important player for us. It’s an old habit when players who come to United and they’re not scoring three goals a game or making 50 passes they get slaughtered.”
I believe the much maligned Berbatov will make one or two eat their words this season… His performances during pre-season have been encouraging and hopefully an indication of what is to come. I’ve defended him when others have been overly critical – with constructive criticism such as “Berbatov is shit”. Berbatov is quite obviously not “shit” – no doubt more is required from him. Would we be happy if he scored 15-20 goals plus play a key role in others scoring?
More Ozil rumours…
Sky Sports article: Manchester United grab first prize and eye Mesut Ozil
Personally, I’ve had enough. The constant rumours linking Ozil with United is making us look desperate. I’d prefer Cleverley allowed an opportunity to impress rather than see Ozil arrive.
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