van Persie at the time and Chicharito and Danny Welbeck improving and developing as players, plus Wayne Rooney of course, and then young strikers like Macheda, Will Keane, King and Bebe it was difficult to hold on to Michael.
"Also for Michael’s own benefit in terms of playing more regularly. He’s a brilliant professional and a top man and I was disappointed to let him go."
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