Why the young talent at Old Trafford is so valuable

In all the media gossip over possible transfer deals that Manchester United may or may not make during the summer, a comment made by Sir Alex Ferguson during the recent pre season tour of North America was almost totally overlooked. Yet it goes a long way towards explaining the reason why the only ones completed so far were those of two youngsters who have barely hit their twenties. Chris Smalling will not be 21 until November while Javier Hernandez only turned 22 in June.

Hargreaves wants a showdown with Ferguson

A clearly disappointed Owen Hargreaves wants to have showdown talks with Sir Alex Ferguson after being axed from both the Manchester United and England squads. The midfielder is due on United’s pre season tour of America and Mexico in July but before that he wants to know the extent of Ferguson’s part in him being left out of England’s 30 man World Cup squad after initially being named in it.

Rooney may be rested at Bolton

Just seven matches remaining in the Premier League, a maximum of twelve before the season comes to an end and you can rest assured that nervous Manchester United fans, never mind manager Sir Alex Ferguson, will be counting every minute of them hoping that goal machine Wayne Rooney will be able to see the season out without any major mishaps.