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Coloccini Leads From The Front

8 years ago

Fabricio Coloccini has dismissed concerns about his fitness by confirming he’ll be fine for the Spurs match on Saturday AND if selected he’ll be playing against Germany for Argentina in Frankfurt on Wednesday night.

Our captain confirmed that he came off only as a precaution with his hamstring feeling a bit tight, at half-time in Saturday’s Cardiff fiasco, having convinced Alan Pardew not to take him off earlier in the game.

Fabricio speaking to the Chronicle;

“It is OK. I just felt tight, it was nothing.

The fans are always class. No matter how we play they cheer us. But we have to apologise to them for this. They understand though that it was a friendly.

Now, like the fans, we are looking forward to Tottenham. We have to recover from it. But we will have games like this. We will look at the mistakes and do better next time”.

If we can get the Coloccini/Steven Taylor partnership back in the groove then that would be a vital piece of this season’s jigsaw, considering how brilliantly they marshalled the defence in the opening months last season.

Coloccini has shown that anything is possible and maybe sums up best the turnaround in United’s fortunes in recent seasons.

The following six matches have already been confirmed as televised live, with no doubt many more to follow.

Spurs (H) – Saturday 18th August but moved to 5.30pm (ESPN)

Chelsea (A) – Saturday, 25th August but also moved to a 5.30pm kick-off (ESPN)

Everton (A) – Monday 17th September 8pm (was Sat 15th Sept) (SKY)

Manchester United (H) – Sunday 7th October 4pm (was Sat 6th Oct) (SKY)

Mackems (A) – Sunday 21st October 1.30pm (was Sat 20th Oct) (SKY)

Liverpool (A) – Sunday 4th November 4pm (was Sat 3rd Nov) (SKY)


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