Ferguson unsure about foreign loan deals

Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has voiced his concern over loaning players out to far-off countries, saying that it’s his preference to stay local.

The Premier League champions are used to lending younger talent out with the likes of Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverly and Mame Biram Diouf all gaining valuable experience on loan to Premier League rival clubs last season.

Speaking to Manchester United’s official website, when asked about loaning players out to the United States, Ferguson commented: “At the end of the day, that’s something that’s some way off, Convincing a young player to go so far away could be a problem. We like to try and keep our players as near to us as possible so we can monitor them.”

This season will see striker Bebe be playing on loan at Besiktas, which is also a far-off move. Ferguson added: “Last year, we put Federico Macheda in Italy and it didn’t turn out well because Sampdoria had relegation trouble and changed their coach. He ended up not playing many games, which was disappointing.

The 12-time Premier League winner also commented on his team’s 4-0 victory against MLS Allstars, noting: “They showed great industry, energy and imagination. The goal before half-time put us in a comfortable position and, from there, we were never going to lose.”

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