£13 million Striker “a big fan of Manchester United”

By on February 24, 2011

Asamoah Gyan Asamoah Gyan of Sunderland celebrates scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at the Stadium of Light on February 12, 2011 in Sunderland, England.

Asamoah Gyan, the Ghanaian striker who plays his football for Sunderland, had announced his ambition to one day play for Manchester United – his manager, Steve Bruce’s former club.

Gyan was signed on the 31st August 2010 for the Black Cats for a club record fee of £13 million after catching the eye of Bruce with his impressive displays for Ghana in the World Cup. He scored three goals in the competition, helping his country to the quarter finals only to be cheated out of it by Uruguay and since his move to Sunderland has scored 11 goals in 25 games.

He said:

“Of course I’m a big fan of Manchester United and will like to play for them if the chance comes my way.”

It would be unwise to say this and then not reaffirm his commitment to his current side, while citing the need to repay the fans for their continued support. So he did:

“But at the moment I’m at another great club and will want to concentrate on that and help repay the faith the club and the fans have reposed in me.”

Manchester United look likely to be a striker down come the end of the season, as it doesn’t look like Michael Owen will be offered a new contract after suffering yet another injury. However, I don’t see Sir Alex making a move for Gyan, no disrespect to Gyan, but I think United would be going for a better striker who would be able to nail down a regular place in the team ahead of the likes of Rooney, Berbatov and Chicharito.

Tell me what you think!

Submitted by DBSFootball

Best of the web

4 Comments

  1. Pingback: Tweets that mention £13 million Striker "a big fan of Manchester United" | Football Talk -- Topsy.com

  2. Uruguay >>>>>> Ghana

    February 24, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Ghana was not cheated by Uruguay. Give it a rest, Gyan choked. FIFA tried everything to get an African team to the semis by not calling their offsides or dirty tackles.

  3. Frank

    February 24, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Cheated by Uruguay! Pffff. How is Uruguay going to cheat when a Ghanian player dropped on the floor, with nobody around him, to get the spot kick that led to Suarez blocking the goal? How about the offside that wasn’t called after the spot kick? You Englishmen make me sick! If Uruguay cheated Gyan than England cheated the world in 1966.

  4. bob

    February 24, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    they were not cheated by uruguay but gyan should of scored that penalty and suarez did what he did so he could see is country have a chance of progessing had it been an englsihman do it for england he would be a hero and nothing wrong with what he did

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *