Date: 18th October 2006 at 1:27pm
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Phil Bardsley could be back at Old Trafford much sooner than we thought. The on-loan fullback reportedly had a serious bust-up with Rangers’ manager Paul Le Guen. The incident took place on Tuesday evening and as a result Bardsley were not on the plane flying to Livorno for a UEFA Cup group game.

Bardsley has made 5 appearances for Rangers so far and was in the side last that lost 1-0 to Inverness last Saturday at Ibrox Park. He wore the red shirt on 17 occasions and seemed to be a quite promising player who might replace Gary Neville on the right.

It remains to be seen whether his Rangers days are already over though the glaswegian club insist he has not been sent back – yet.

Maybe it would be better for him to stay – his row with the manager could steele him and strengthen his determination to be successful. At the age of 21 and with all the defenders we have, he could not expect a lot of opportunities at United so if he comes back, he’ll probably be farmed out again. After loan spells at Royal Antwerp, Burnley and Rangers, he must be getting used to it… Still, I’d love to see him fulfilling his potential at United, maybe together with Lee Martin, who’s also on loan at Rangers.