Date: 3rd December 2007 at 12:54pm
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Rumour has it that United are ready to bid Ł12m for Andriy Shevchenko. Has the world gone mad?

Really, people, get a grip, please. Who prints these rumours? Are they really serious?

I will state boldly that three or four years ago, I would have been overjoyed if the Ukrainian striker had joined us. However, things have changed since that. The most obvious thing is that he is past his peak. He’s lost some pace and even more importantly, lost his confidence playing for Chelsea.

He would have done a lot better at us, simply because United’s way of playing suited his style whereas Mourinho’s rigid, disciplined tactics could not get the best out of him. It’s not rocket science to see all these of course.

So, he would have done well at us… before. But now? Not a chance. He’s not even worth that Ł12m now.