Date: 19th July 2007 at 2:31pm
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Gabriel Heinze won’t commit the greatest mistake of his life: he won’t join Liverpool.

The Argentinian left-back could have bought out himself from his contract but did not notice the club of this intention within 15 days from the end of the season, therefore now United decide if they wish to sell him.

While the player is apparently keen on a move, Sir Alex Ferguson announced that he won’t be allowed to join our friends down the road.

‘I can assure you, Liverpool will not be getting Gabriel Heinze. We can put that to bed right now and we have done so. We have had a couple offers for him and we have turned them down.’

As I had written, he should not risk becoming a traitor in the fans’ eyes, for he got very much from them. And, apart from these emotional factors, I still do not understand why he wanted to join a team that’s got two left-backs and a manager who is famous for his adoration for the rotation.

Fergie claimed that Heinze’s agent had been working on a transfer in the past 18 (!) months which is frankly astonishing – did Gaby really want away in his second season when he was out injured? Difficult to imagine but shows how football agents work these days.

However, our old Scot does not wish to discuss these things via an agent and confirmed that he wishes to speak with Heinze as soon as the defender is back from his extended leave.