Though advancing in years - he's 34 today (Sunday) - he still remains one of the best midfielders in the country. Managers rave about him, many players say he is the best they have either played with or against and yet some United fans seem to forget about him or just take him for granted.
For me, his return (in early December?) cannot come soon enough. I think we miss his guile and ingenuity in the centre of the park and coming to Old Trafford knowing he will not be playing lessens the experience slightly for me. He is a model pro who humbly sits back from the limelight. We need to savour the next two years and appreciate him because when he is gone it will be many years before we see his like again – if ever.
Gavinio posted this blog on our Talking Reds message board.
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