Date: 3rd July 2007 at 5:52pm
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Alan Smith has reiterated his desire to stay at Old Trafford and fight for his place, amid increasing speculation about his future.

The Yorkshiremen has been linked with Everton, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Aston Villa, Rangers and please tell me if I forgot any. However, he has once again stressed that he wants to stay at Old Trafford.

‘I don’t want to leave. We need forwards and I want to have a proper go this season,’ he told The Sun.

Quite clear, isn’t it? Yet I still think that the silence of the club’s prominent members is an ominous sign: if we succeed in bringing in a new striker, Smith will definitely leave Old Trafford.

I had expressed my opinions on this matter a thousand times so won’t do it again. Some claim that it would better for Smith to move, career-wise and it’s possible but I’m unsure about it. What do you think?