Saha injury revives Owen talk
Saturday 06 August 2005
Saha has been beset by injuries since joining from Fulham in January 2004, making just 21 starts. A United statement said he had undergone arthroscopic surgery for damage to the medial meniscus in his right knee. No return date was given.
Although United have attacking options in Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney and Alan Smith, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not yet fully fit after a long absence with knee problems and Sir Alex Ferguson may desire extra cover to cope with the domestic and European workload.
Reports yesterday suggested that Ferguson has been told by United's new owners, the Glazer family, that there is no money available for players, and that he must start selling.
The offloading of Phil Neville to Everton and the circulation of Kleberson's name was cited as evidence. However ,although a Glazer source conceded that "a degree of churn" was on the agenda to prevent new contracts being handed out before a trimming of current liabilities, the notion of an empty kitty was refuted.
"David Gill [United's chief executive] said earlier this week that if the manager identifies talent that he believes will improve the squad, then there is money available," the source said. "That remains the situation."
Owen has already confirmed that his representatives have made initial soundings to "three or four Premiership clubs" after becoming concerned about his place in the pecking order at Real Madrid, who have signed two new Brazilian strikers.
Latest in Sport
Pornhub: Cheeky Liverpool fan uploads Philippe Coutinho wonder-goal video to adult website
Chelsea players allowed 20 minutes to celebrate, says Jose Mourinho after Capital One Cup victory
Liverpool vs Manchester City match report: Stunners from Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson sink Manuel Pellegrini's side
Diego Costa keeps coin thrown at him during Capital One Cup final
Arsenal 2 Everton 0 player ratings: Who scored highest at the Emirates?
- 1 End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
- 2 This restaurant has misunderstood the concept of 'cheese and biscuits'
- 3 Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face death penalty
- 4 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 5 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut