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The ever reliable Daily Star is reporting that Ferguson is going to get rid of Gabriel Obertan and Bebe at the end of the season.
An insight into the way these papers come up with their headlines can be gleaned from conclusion the Star has jumped to based on the following quote;
“It was a terrible performance from us in the second half. Some players came in and didn’t do themselves justice, no doubt about that. In the second half, we weren’t at the races and it was disappointing. We might have some players who don’t understand what the FA Cup is all about. That is the biggest lesson for
Ferguson clearly stating that Obertan and Bebe are the two specifically he is referring to, and that they will be leaving in the summer.
Now, whilst Gabriel Obertan and Bebe came in and were both poor, he could just as easily be referring to the quiet Javier Hernandez, the pedestrian Darron Gibson, or Wayne Rooney who, in a 45 minutes of football against non-leaguers, contributed nothing but a stupid booking.
Fergie also uses the word “lesson”. This suggests that he is still happy to work with his players, and that he sees this as a possibly positive experience for them in the long term.
After all, Bebe was bought in as a project, and we can’t be jumping to conclusions yet, and whilst Obertan’s lack of progress is a little worrying (as I have previously mentioned), we can’t be making rash judgements on the back of one game.
Let’s see how they respond to this, and give them time to come good. After all, we gave Ronaldo three seasons to come good, and my word, he did.
Our game against Crawley was an absolute waste of time to watch. The non-league side didn’t really have much of a go. They ran around a bit and tried very hard, but their real chances were limited to one header which Lindegaard had covered. Read the rest of this entry »