Saturday, 22 November 2008

United Boss Ferguson Reveals Option To Recall Campbell From Spurs

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he could recall England Under-21 International Fraizer Campbell from his season-long loan at Tottenham Hotspur after the striker’s fine form in recent games for the North London club.

21-year-old Campbell joined Spurs on loan as part of the £30.75 deal that took Bulgarian Dimitar Berbatov from White Hart Lane to Old Trafford on transfer deadline day, which was the deciding factor in letting Berbatov leave for the Premier League Champions.

Despite not being used by former manager Juande Ramos, Campbell has shone under new boss Harry Redknapp. The young forward has scored four goals in his last three games, twice against Liverpool in the Carling Cup, once against Man City in the Premiership and his first goal for the England Under-21 side in his man-of-the-match performance against the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

This form has made Ferguson sit up and take note of Campbell and despite having Berbatov along with Carlos Tevez and Wayne Rooney at his disposal the United boss has said that recalling the youngster in the New Year is an option.

“We could pull him back in January,” said Ferguson.

“We have to the option and it is a possibility.

“The boy has been fantastic at Spurs.

However, Ferguson is unlikely to take that option with the riches already at his disposal at the Red Devils and went on to reveal that United need to have Campbell playing first-team football. Something that is more likely at Spurs than at Man United at the moment.

“He is a good player but we needed to get him first-team experience, so we agreed to it so the deal with Berbatov went through,” Ferguson added.

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