If this is true I am going to cry! (To balance out the horror of this piece I have decided to offer a comedic clip to balance out the potential anguish this may bring)
Sir Alex Ferguson has a fiendish plan … and he would have gotten away with it too if weren’t for that meddling Spaniard, Rafa Benítez. This is the season in which Manchester United intend to finally surpass Liverpool‘s haul of titles and, of course, to really rub their arch-rival’s nose in it they hope to pull that off with the help of a former Anfield idol. Actually make that two former Anfield idols, sort of: because not only does Michael Owen now call Old Trafford home but the injury to Edwin van der Sar means he is about to be joined by none other than …. David James! And before you can make any jokes along the lines of “Blimey, who’s he going to sign next? Ian Rush? Jan Molby? Jimmy Carter?” know that Rafa is about to stoop even lower. Oh yes. With Barcelona poised to finally land Javier Mascherano, Anfield’s supremo only wants to replace him with Nicky Butt! (The Guardian)
No, your not seeing things, this respectable source suggests that ex Man United midfielder is on Rafa’s wish-list, should the club lose Javier to Barcelona. It must be a joke, but even as a joke it’s made my stomach turn. The idea of it is as foul as having to eat a shit sandwich, not because Butt is a former United man, I could live with that, but because he has fooled far too many people over the past decade plus into believing he has an ounce of talent!