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Blackburn's Bentley for Man United!

Today's rumour mill is linking Manchester United with a potential surprise move for in form Blackburn Rovers winger David Bentley.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that should United boss Sir Alex Ferguson miss out on his long term Bayern Munich and England International transfer target Owen Hargreaves then Bentley's form this, and last season might have caught his eye with a £5 million bid an option?

22-year-old Bentley has been a revelation since his loan move to Ewood Park from Arsenal was made permanent twelve months ago being in fine form for Rovers this season scoring a string of fantastic (and vital!) goals which have brought him into the mentioning for an England squad place. His hat trick at Ewood in last season's 4-3 win and his form this season are believed to have caught the attention of Fergie.

If linked to a club like United (which with all due respect to Tottenham Hotspur who were previously linked with Bentley would be more appealing) it is bound to turn your head and maybe this could be an option down the line but do people really see this happening now? Would Bents really want to give up a guaranteed first team place with Rovers on the up and a potential England place on the horizon even with the chance of playing for one of Europe's top club sides in the offering...

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Date:Friday January 5 2007
Time: 10:41AM


Bents could play for Man United (or a team of their stature) I don't doubt this but can't see it happening yet. We have no need to sell and the player has no desire to leave at the moment so why give up guaranteed first team football even for United???
Hughes Da Man
05/01/2007 10:45:00
Scared now i had just copied this and was about to send it over to you! freaky
05/01/2007 10:55:00
Great minds govtpros, great minds... But lets rephrase that slightly I don't want people thinking I copied the story here! Obviously the outline has come from the Mirror but I've re-written it in my way adding my own bits.
Hughes Da Man
05/01/2007 10:58:00
Money, Prestige, Doesn't have to move home, would he really struggle to get in there first team? £5 million though... I'd be expecting a more Duff like figure espesially as he's just signed permanantley. Lets just hope they get Hargreaves? althou totally different midfielders!
05/01/2007 11:01:00
Yes i know, I'll vouch for that as you missed the bit about Hargreaves being their first choice at £17 MILLION!
05/01/2007 11:04:00
That what I thought when they said "alternative" to Hargreaves, still find it odd that United signed Carrick yet still want Hargreaves anyway, but hey thats there worry! £5 million is a cheap, so we would be looking for at least £10! I genuinely think he would find it hard to command a first team place regularly for a year or so anyway so if he has to move on at some point why not wait and see what happens?
Hughes Da Man
05/01/2007 11:05:00
He scored a hat-trick at Ewood, not Old Trafford. Otherwise I don't think a winger could be an alternative of a defensive midfielder. He's good but Rovers are better for him right now.
05/01/2007 11:12:00
You're wrong midlothian99 the hat trick came at Old Trafford mate!
Hughes Da Man
05/01/2007 11:15:00
At Spurs he would have to fight with Lennon, which he would probably lose. At Man.U he would be in competition with Ronaldo (when Fergie plays him on the right). He would be an asset to Man.U with Ronaldo down the left, but I cannot see this happening. I think the Mirror are just publishing things just to sell papers, there is probably zero truth in the story. Why would United pay 5-10 million for Bentley, when they could get a foreigner for a small fee. (Unless he has a get-out clause)
05/01/2007 11:15:00
My bad, you are RIGHT midlothian99 it was Ewood I retract my latest gaff...
Hughes Da Man
05/01/2007 11:17:00
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