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Frazier Campbell STAYING at United

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posted Aug 2, 2008

Interesting stuff cheers for that.

I'll reserve my excitement and just keep a watch out for the lad.

Certainly don't want Saha and I hope Manucho is in the mix

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posted Aug 2, 2008

Sounds like Berba is staying at Spurs from that? Or am I just reading into it too much?

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posted Aug 2, 2008

OLD TRAFFORD: Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate. (U6779391)

Fergie just doesn't want to say anymore he doesn't mention sick note or Manucho either.

He may keep Campbell to see if he does well and if not until we get knocked out of the CC.

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comment by Levii (U10138513)

posted Aug 2, 2008

Oh I forgot about MANUCHO! Of course, hoping he gets his work permit and getting fit, he could also be a huge asset to us!

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posted Aug 2, 2008

Welbeck too, we're allowed more subs this season which will be good for youth prospects.

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posted Aug 2, 2008

I really hope fergie rests on his laurels and starts thge season with just rooney, tevez and campbell. Frazier is largely unproven in the prem as is Manucho if he gets his work permit and we all know we cant rely on glass legs.

That leave just Rooney and Tevez and recognised proven strikers, this clearly isnt enough. We NEED Berbatov.

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posted Aug 2, 2008

loan manucho out to a prem club

rooney,tevez,berbatov and campbell

sell saha

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posted Aug 2, 2008

I really hope fergie rests on his laurels and starts thge season with just rooney, tevez and campbell. Frazier is largely unproven in the prem as is Manucho if he gets his work permit and we all know we cant rely on glass legs.

That leave just Rooney and Tevez and recognised proven strikers, this clearly isnt enough. We NEED Berbatov.

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sorry i meant i hope he doesn't rest on his laurels!!!

Also the fact that he fails to mention Saha must be a sure sign that he's on his way.

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comment by Levii (U10138513)

posted Aug 2, 2008

I almost mentioned that. He clearly stated we only have Tevez and Rooney! Maybe Saha is injured so often, he's also forgotten he's our player!??

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posted Aug 2, 2008

i;m just praying that he buys someone proven, we were quite luck last year and did'nt suffer nay major ijuries to Rooney, Tevez or Ronaldo, we cant afford to risk it this year.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

I (as a Hull City fan) am absoloutly gutted.
We had hoped he would look useless in a united shirt so we could have him back.
I hope he goes on to finsh as your top scorer this season (as long as he has 2 clean sheets against us!)

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posted Aug 3, 2008

"Fergie just doesn't want to say anymore he doesn't mention sick note or Manucho either."

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he did mention manucho. he said he hopes for the club to apply for a work permit for him to come over to united.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

Keeping Frazier Campbell and giving him his oportunity is exactly what I was hoping Ferguson would do. I think he is ready, with the support of Rooney, Tevez, and Ronaldo, to shine in the Prem.

If he was to play regularly, then he could also be amongst the top scorers, it is up to him to prove himself in the Prem, and from what I have seen of him I'm very impressed. Good Luck Frazier.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

Im a hull and a united fan, (Hull are my local team) and i would be delighted if Campbell did well at United this year, however i hope he doesnt rot on the bench because that would be a huge waste of his talent.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

I've been a fan of Campbell for years and always hoped he would get a chance. I feel he's the best chance of a regular homegrown striker since Hughes. There were plenty of other prospects but I don't think they were as good as him. Thing is, I think the most he will get is maybe a sub appearance or two and some Cup games before he gets shipped off on loan like Evans and Simpson or shoved in the reserves like Eagles. I personally think we don't need a new striker unless Ronaldo leaves. Manucho and Campbell are inexperienced but they will provide fine backup. And we could just switch to one up front again if Tevez or Rooney gets injured. Though I hate that system.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

I think this is good for football in general to give young players a chance at the top level. As far as Man Utd go i dont think there is money available for transfers or very limited money available and a lot of the time they play a 451 so it should not be a problem. I think more teams should use youth players rather than fill up their squads with average over seas players. I think there should be something come out very soon on the same idea as they do in spain and the champions cup where you have to register your players for that season. Then you can limit the players thay have ie 3 non-EU players and 5 EU (non english/british) players and they have to register 10 under 24 british/english players in their squad. That would make the premiership more competative and allow young brithish players to have a chance at the top level.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

good news campbell is a good prospect. id give danny simpson a go to he played well lasts season when given the chance.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

Well, I didn't think it would happen, but now that it seems it will, I sincerely hope that Campbell can rise to the challenge and become a United star.

It would be fantastic if, a year from now, Rooney and Campbell were leading the way not just for United, but for England as well.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

Do you think Fergie is suggesting that he has decided not to make a new summer signing?

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posted Aug 3, 2008

comment by Glory4ManUnited (U10755913)
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Do you think Fergie is suggesting that he has decided not to make a new summer signing?
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I hope so because £30m on Berbatov would be an absolute waste of money. I'd stick two fingers up to Daniel Levy if I was Fergie.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

It would be fantastic if, a year from now, Rooney and Campbell were leading the way not just for United, but for England as well.

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It's not going to happen in a year that's for sure. He won't get enough games and in the games he'll get he won't do that amazingly. Remember he did well last season but he scored 15 goals which is pretty similar to what Tevez and Rooney scored against much better opposition and with injuries and rotation getting in the way. In maybe a few years he may be considered. But it's almost impossible for a homegrown striker to break through into the first team, especially these days. In fact our last homegrown regulars are from the last decade. We shouldn't be too optimistic as we have been with many others. Especially in this climate where foreign players are being bought all the time and forcing youngsters out of the picture.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

It's also nice to know that Fergie is giving young English players the chance to get games, maybe a potential England striker in the future.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

I can't comment on Campbell's ability, but I hope he does well.
However, this proves what I've said for ages, that Man U don't have enough proven strike power. Rooney and Tevez are OK, but Man U need cover in case of injury/suspension. Ronaldo came up with a lot of goals, but will he be able to repeat it this season, if he stays?
Saha is injury prone.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

Campbell is one for the future, did really well when he was on loan at Hull and they got promoted (Gits)

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posted Aug 3, 2008

I havnt ever seen him play so i decided to youtube him:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOphDlz917k&feature=related

Looks to me that fergie may be right. He has all the attributes that make a good striker technically and also is very fast. With the right guidance i think he could become a very good striker indeed!

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posted Aug 3, 2008

If Campbell progresses in the same manner in which he performed last year for Hull, he could definitely be a 2010 WC prospect.

Does still look like a great attacking line for United. Rooney, Tevez, Saha (when fit) and Campbell, plus Manucho?, is a great attacking selection.

I was however under impression that at the end of last season United may be in need of a RB and Winger. They seem the only areas ATM that United should improve on (availability wise.)

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comment by Zell182 (U5865013)

posted Aug 3, 2008

Yes because watching a player on Youtube always gives you a great idea of how they will play in the premier league...get real. He'll play 10-20 games max of which 80% will be last 10 minute sub appearances. Might aswell loan him to Hull to give him some PL experience.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

Hull fan here, i have to say from a personal point of view im disapointed in hearing Sir Alex's comments as we would of loved to of had him back with us, but i had a gut feeling the lads future is with Man Utd.

I will tell you all, IMO last season he was by far and away the best player in the championship, he has extreme pace, is a very tough little player, smart for his age and has a knack of getting into postions to score or set up goals and boy could he finish at that level. The only reason he didnt score more with us is because sometimes our style didnt suit him, however when we used to pass the ball around and play ot his strengths he was unstoppable in that league. Playing in such a high quality side such as yourselves he would cause most premiership teams alot of problems.

Personally, and i said this along while ago i think he is England's best young prospect. He has scored goals at every level he has played at, in belgium then in the championship, i believe he will in the premiership too.

I would like to thank him for everything he has done for Hull City football club and hope he does well at Man United. But personally i hope you guys buy Berbatov and Santa Cruz so we can sign him haha i can dream!

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posted Aug 3, 2008

i'm especially excited about Manucho joining up. he is a big guy 6"3 so he would give us height in attack which is presently missing. i hope he gets his work permit right. its time for fergie to give players from within the team chance to make it.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

anyone no anything about fabio and rafael the young twin fullbacks cos we got them this season.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

He is a great player and I do not doubt that he will shine.

Whats more important is that finally England have some decent youngsters comming through. We have seemed to have had a lull in talent these recent years but now we have some players actually flourishing. By Euro2012 we should have a strong team.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

Great news. Always good to give young players a chance in the first team. Campbell is talented enough IMO. And who says he will only get a few games? He's 20, soon 21, it's about time for his breakthrough.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

Leicester Fan in peace....

I saw him play against us at the Walkers last season, and he is quality, you can spot Premiership-quality players a mile of in the Championship, and he was one of them, and with Fergie guiding him he can't really go wrong...

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posted Aug 3, 2008

I was at the game yesterday and Campbell looked pretty promising when he came on. He was chasing down defenders, always made himself available for the ball, and made a great run and finish for his goal.

What impressed me is that although he's not that tall, his leap is impressive, and he's deceptively strong; a few times he rose up and controlled the ball with his chest, and headed it onto ole a couple of times.
he's also quick, and looks like he's got a good striker's mind, so although he's not like lightning, he out-thought the defenders yesterday, got between and behind them for giggs to pass through, and took his finish well, something that we've been lacking for a while now.
going on loan to hull in the prem might have been the best option though, as he would be starting every week, and we'd be able to see how he copes with premiership defenders week-in week-out.
however, if we don't get berba, then campbell would be good 3rd/4th choice with a 7 man bench if saha stays.
i really hope we get berbatov though, as although it was a friendly, and we could have scored quite a few, with rooney and ronaldo out, tevez was the only forward with real class. really, any decent striker we get will score at least 20 goals as we create so many chances, but we need to get the right one, and i think we need berba.
anyway, some other thoughts on the match:
giggs was suprising in that he got better as he went along and got a great assist, and nani started brightly, but we really lacked the quality of double winners yesterday.
tevez was brilliant, not only in the skill that he has, but i noticed that a few espanol players were kicking him, and while he could have gone down, he wanted to get to the goal. so many would go down, get a pointless free kick, and the move would stop; but tevez keeps going, and that's a real danger to the opposing team. he could have been sent off though as he grabbed a guy's throat that had kicked him, so maybe ferguson should have a word with him and rooney that they both can't afford to have a fight!
gibson did alright but did nothing to warrant a palce ahead of any of the 5 cm's we've already got, although he was playing out wide, so you can't really blame him. simpson was really good though, i think he'll be pushing brown and neville this season if one gets injured.
and lastly, scholes was absolutely immense. it was pure scholes; his passing was sublime to watch and almost 100% accurate, he chipped the keeper and hit the post, had one cleared off the line, and made 2 awful challenges.
vintage scholesy!

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posted Aug 3, 2008

Anyone think Manucho will be the new Adebayor, o'r get neat to his level?

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posted Aug 3, 2008

hull fan ere - im dissapointed to hear this news, i was hoping you would sign (spend far too much money on) berbatov (£30m...wtf?) and we would be allowed to keep FC, but SAF has obviously, and rightly, decided to give FC a chance and has paid attention to his performances, not just goal tally, with Hull last term.

Although we didnt play a style to suit his game, he still managed to score a huge amount of goals, at a high level (for him), with little experience.

You definately have a potential England striker for the future there, please, please dont waste him!

Best of luck to FC, i hope he gets a few sub appearances and Carling cup games to prove himself to you all.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

I know Fraizer personally, I went to school with him and we played football together. I always thought he was brilliant but I never thought that he would pull on the red shirt of United in the premiership! Fair play to the lad and I wish him all the best and seeing as england dont have any strikers that score goals consitantly premiership exposure for Fraizer can only benefit England if he progress accordingly....I just hope Hes not the next Carlton Cole.....remember the hype he had when he first broke through at Chelsea?!?!

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posted Aug 3, 2008

Big mistake not letting him have another year at Hull. He was great for Hull and it was doing him no harm at all learning his trade. He wont get a look in at United. If i was ferguson id get rid of that selfish spiceboy Ronaldo and give someone a chance who is proud to wear the United shirt. Loyal players are few and far betwwen these days, not often you get a Gigs or Scholes, Campbell will be loyal but he needs experience has close to top of football has he can get. Hull are in the Premier league and Campbell would have had to learn his trade the hard way, he will now just sit in the reserves while Ferguson brings in someone else for 30 odd million pounds.
P.S Hull are in the top league for the first time ever, if we stay up it will be unbelievable, if we go down, we dont care. We only hate Leeds.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

Dear oh dear. Why can't Fergie get a striker sorted. How long has it been now since RVN left? Fair enough that you have one of the best midfields in the world, but how long can you rely on that for the goals.

I can't think of any other major team that play or has played without an out-and-out striker except France in 1998, and that was only for a few games and not two seasons.

Campbell looks a pretty decent player but i don't think he is United calibre. Get yourselves a quality forward, like Aguero or Berbs.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

Campbell started nervously I thought, but got better as the game went on; he took the goal well, good to see Giggs can still go passed people!

Gibson was disappointing, but Simpson seems to have benefited from playing first team football at Ipswich.

Tevez works his socks off; his attitude is an example to everyone (bar Rooney) but he'll need to contol his temper, I thought he was going to deck the guy who fouled him!

As ever, Scholes was class, shame that chip hit the post.

As for Ole, he couls still do a job as sub!

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posted Aug 3, 2008

"Anyone else besides me excited about this!???"
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Bzzzzzzzzz.....NO

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posted Aug 3, 2008

Re: s3xandviolence (U11872019)

>>As far as Man Utd go i dont think there is money available for transfers or very limited money available

Sorry I just to had to ask but why do you think this? Man Utd are the most profitable club in the world, have the highest attendances of any club in England and have just won the Premier League and Champions League. They have plenty of money available for transfers, not unlimited like Chelski, but certainly enough and more than most other clubs.

>>a lot of the time they play a 451 so it should not be a problem.

They play a 4-5-1 when the other team have the ball but itís more of a 4-3-3 when United are attacking, which is often.

>>I think more teams should use youth players rather than fill up their squads with average over seas players.

I agree but only if the youth players are good enough. In the case of Frasier Campbell, I think he is so Iím happy heís being given a chance.

>>I think there should be something come out very soon on the same idea as they do in spain and the champions cup where you have to register your players for that season.

All clubs in England have to register their players at the start of every season. That rule has been around for decades.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

it would be great to see campbell given a chance at united.

all of the top four are letting us down big time by never making any effort at bringing any english youngsters through,

i would certainly prefer to see campbell given a chance than ferguson applying for work permits for angolan strikers like Manucho. whats the point in that? is there even an angolan market to corner?

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posted Aug 3, 2008

No I can't believe it. We HAVE to bring in a new striker. If Saha leaves, it leaves us with Rooney and Tevez, who lack height and are more creators than goalscorers and two players who are completely unproven at the highest level.

If this means that we aren't bringing in a new striker, than it's very bad news.

Berbatov would like to come according to Ramos, Eto'o is available...

Hopefully Campbell stays, Saha leaves and we still buy another striker

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posted Aug 3, 2008

this is going to be sick i love campbell and know he will get his chance

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posted Aug 3, 2008

Has anyone else noticed how Ferguson has completely disregarded Saha?: "We do not have any strikers apart from Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez"!

I think this is a clear sign that Saha is leaving.

But I also think we need to sign another proven goalscorer. Manucho and Campbell are not yet proven at this level, plus a summer without a single signing of note will mean that the club are not moving forward.

Where are all our winnings from last season? I say, put it all together and buy a new striker, like Berbatov or Luis Fabiano.

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comment by Zell182 (U5865013)

posted Aug 3, 2008

I wonder if this means old whiskey nose actually has no money to spend? I mean United have signed like 1 youth player so far and that's it. Then after saying he was definitely going to sign Berbatov he's backtracked and let this guy have a go. Plenty of United fans laughing at Liverpool for apparantly having no money when they haven't done anything to prove they have it themselves. As they say "If you stand still you'll end up going backwards"

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posted Aug 3, 2008

I remember everyone saying David Beckham should have another season on loan and the infamous "you can't win anything with kids" Hansen quote.

I think the boss knows what he's doing. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

We won the Euro-Prem double, it's up to the rest to splash the cash and try to knock us off the top, but it's not all about who spends the most money. Sure we'll cough up for talent plus potential like Rooney & Ferdinand, but we get years & years of quality service from these guys.

I think we learned our lesson with Veron about over-expensive mid-careerers. We'd rather find them early on, like Ronaldo..and remember us signing that young unknown lad Solskjaer for £1.5m when Newccy signed Shearer for £15m? I know whose trophy cabinet looks best value now!

Good luck to the lad, he's living the dream and if it doesn't work out at OT I'm sure Roy Keane will take him at Sunderland! (He'll ne next boss at OT by the way, if you haven't got your 10 bob on down Ladbrokes yet)


MUFC
We're better than you.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

this is very good news, i followed him last season at Hull and he has all the makings of been a quality player for us!
i am also watching with interest the future of Danny Welbeck, he made it into the squad several times last year but never played, while i've never seen him play a mate of mine has and he says he is a very excitin prospect! with these two comin through ((welbeck shud be givin a seasons loan IMHO)) i dont think we really need to bring in a new striker.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

GIVE THE BOY A CHANCE

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