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Campbell the answer to Fergie’s defensive woes?

December 12, 2009

Tottenham, to Arsenal, to Portsmouth, to Notts County, to.. MANCHESTER UNITED? That’s how the career of Sol Campbell could look should the former England International make an astonishing move to Old Trafford. United’s injury list reads more like a yellow pages directory at the moment, with Gary Neville, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Jonny Evans, Fabio, Rafael and more all out injured.

The situation is so bad that for United’s final Champions League group stage match, both Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher had to play at the back alongside Patrice Evra. Amongst the substitutes was Oliver Gill, son of Chief Executive David Gill, who provided cover should anyone else have gone down injured.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has remarked that Campbell could have a similar impact in Manchester as Henrik Larsson did a couple of seasons ago.

Sol can do at the back what Henrik Larsson did up front for Manchester United two years ago. Campbell can prove, as Swedish star Larsson did, that he still has the quality to play at the very highest level and I’m not surprised by reports tipping him for a Premier League return.

The question is, would the United fans welcome the signing, or would his history as an Arsenal player hinder him?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 13, 2009 2:24 pm

    Fergie has recently stated he’s not going to bring in new players in January, but may be seeing his team being rocked by Young and Agbonlahor yesterday could change his mind. Cambell himself was quoted in the Dailymail newspaper as being eager to join the defending champions, but he’s also added that United were yet to contact him.

    • December 13, 2009 2:30 pm

      Campbell thinks he’s still a great player.. one minute he wants to go to Newcastle, next he thinks he can play for the champions? Delusional prick!

  2. December 13, 2009 2:28 pm

    The thought of Arsenal fans and Spurs fans in unision and calling Campbell a traitor?? NOooooooooo…………

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    December 13, 2009 6:20 pm

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  4. Craig permalink
    December 14, 2009 11:05 pm

    he’s past it, simple. only went to NC because nobody was stupid enough to want to pay 40k a week for mediocrity. not got the legs to keep up with tommy smith, let alone torres..

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