Fergie: Saha going nowhere
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sir Alex Ferguson says Louis Saha will not be leaving Manchester United.Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has scotched suggestions that Louis Saha could be allowed to leave Old Trafford.
The French striker has struggled with injury ever since joining The Red Devils from Fulham, and has been linked with a return to his home country as well as a switch to West Ham.
However, after scoring twice in the Carling Cup victory over Birmingham, Saha appears to be on the road back to form, and Ferguson insists he has not thought about disposing of the striker.
When quizzed on whether Saha would be staying with the Red Devils, Ferguson told Sky Sports News: "Absolutely.
"I think a fit Louis Saha always gets you goals.
"I think the boy has been unlucky, hopefully we will stay injury free as that would be a great bonus to us."
Saha's first team prospects at Old Trafford will undoubtedly be affected by the emergence of gifted youngster Giuseppe Rossi.
The Italian hit man, who is prolific for the reserves, could begin to push for a first team spot in 2006, and his prodigious talent means he has been earmarked for great things.
Championship outfit Crewe have admitted that they were keen to take the 18-year-old on loan before he began to find his way onto Ferguson's substitute bench, and chief scout Glyn Chamberlain says they are now unlikely to have the pleasure of his services.
"Rossi is a player we talked about in the summer and I've watched him many, many times for Manchester United reserves," said Chamberlain.
"At the time we thought United might be prepared to loan him out to gain some more first-team experience, but the progress he has made this season has been outstanding.
"If he was ever to become available for loan, then of course he would be a player we would be interested in because he's a goalscorer - but that seems unlikely at the moment."