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Manchester United manager ‘surprised’ by Liverpool splurging £20 million on striker

They say that people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, which essentially means that it’s best not to make hypocritical statements all the time. Sir Alex Ferguson was in the news at the start of the season, hinting that Chelsea’s squad were a bit long in the tooth to go winning Premier League titles, despite it being quite clear that their average age was no different to United. Now he’s cranking up his so-called ‘mind games’ ahead of Saturday’s match against Liverpool. Well what else is the Scot supposed to do with all his players on international duty?

Indeed, the Metro report that despite shelling out an over-the-odds £30.5 million for Dimitar Berbatov last week, the Man United manager reckons the surprise of the summer was the Bulgarian’s former team-mate joining Liverpool for the princely sum of £20 million. Easy to say right now after some average performances from the Irishman, but was it really that much of a shock?

Ahead of this weekend’s clash between United and Liverpool, when asked if any transfers surprised him, Ferguson said: ‘The big surprise was Liverpool paying £20million for Keane.’

Was £20 million a lot to splurge on a 28-year-old forward who had a really good season at White Hart Lane last term? Most Liverpool fans seemed delighted that they had landed the striker, who has had barely a sniff in front of goal this season. Has your view changed about Robbie Keane, or did you think it was a lot of money in the first place?

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