Date: 26th August 2009 at 11:49pm
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Apparently, according to respected and credible media sources, Arjen Robben is close to a move to Manchester United. Well such a deal would be an insult.

First, it would insult our faith. Fergie, in no uncertain terms, confirmed that United would not make any more signings, whatever happens. Why would he retract his words for Arjen Robben? For Lionel Messi, maybe, but it’s unlikely he’ll become available any time soon…

Then it would insult the wingers at the club. Sir Alex assured Nani and Valencia that he had complete confidence in them and lavished praise on Park last May. He even hinted at giving opportunities to Tosic though so far he looks reluctant to use the Serbian. A last-minute signing of Arjen Robben would not exactly ooze faith in the players available, considering the man is desperately prone to injuries and the last time he passed a ball Ace of Base were pretty popular.

And of course it would be an insult to our pride, already wounded by the acquisition of Michael Owen. Arjen Robben agreed, verbally, on a transfer to United back in 2004, only to allow his head to be turned by the money that Chelsea and the slimy Kenyon threw at him. Why would we give him another chance? No way.

Yes, my point is that it is essentially a non-story. I really don’t know why I dedicated an entire article to it…