Martin Petrov is the early leader for quote of the year. When he scored against West Ham United to put Manchester City ahead, he ran to his bench and pointed at his name and jersey number. When asked if he was making a point to manager Mark Hughes, Petrov said, “No, I didn’t do it for him. I did it for my wife because she forgot my number.”
Two Manchester United stories…
FIFA and the English FA have given Manchester United the go ahead to register French teenager Paul Pogba. Apparently Le Havre president Jean-Pierre Louvel’s hysteria wasn’t enough to convince the judge that (a) Le Havre had the player signed to a contractand (b) United paid his parents to have him sign at Old Trafford. Go figure.
Second, Owen Hargreaves is “desperate” to rejoin the first team. That makes sense, given that he hasn’t played in about 5 years or so. However, I think he should really make sure he’s healthy and target a reserves return in November and a first team return in December/January. But that’s just me.