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Foster is also considering asking for a six-month loan, according to The Telegraph. The same newspaper also speculates on Nani's future, claiming "Fiorentina are proposing a 6-month loan followed by negotiations on a £15m deal for a player that cost United £17m.”
Writing for The Independent, Ian Herbert believes United’s demand for fitter referees is set to be shunned, as football authorities are satisfied with the standard.
He says: “Ferguson's suggestion that continental referees are "fit as butchers' dogs", as he put it, unlike Premier League referees, takes no account of the fact that many continental officials are amateurs and that the slower build-up of play in continental European leagues means that they cover less ground than those in the Premier League.”
The Independent also report that Dimitar Berbatov may require knee surgery, leaving the door open for Michael Owen to stake a claim for his England place.