Gab Will Be Over The Worst

Gabriel-Obertan-Michael-Owen-Sir-Alex-Ferguso_2333827Alex Ferguson has revealed summer signing Gabriel Obertan will be back in action in six weeks.

The French winger made the shock move to Manchester United from Bordeaux in July for around £3million.

But he is yet to feature after undergoing treatment on a back injury.

United boss Ferguson said: “Gabriel has had a spine problem but I think he’ll be back in about a month to six weeks’ time.

“We’re taking our time with him because we want him back and at 100 per cent.”

Obertan, 20, is one of a number of youngsters that Ferguson has bought in recent months.

And the Scot believes he has what it takes to make the first team at United.

Ferguson added: “He’s very quick, he can play both sides or through the middle and he brings a real versatility to us.

“At 16 he was one of the outstanding young talents in Europe.

“He said to us that over this last year and a half he’s been playing with this back injury and no-one thought about getting a scan.

“We expect big things from him. He’s a nice boy, speaks good English and should have no problem settling in.”

Ferguson also swooped for Mame Biram Diouf, who has been sent back to former club Molde on loan.

He added; “Diouf will stay there until January.

“We’ll then make a decision over whether to apply for a work permit for him or leave him there for the full season.

“He’s a powerful boy, quick as hell, good in the air, 21 years of age and he’s done very well at Molde.

“Playing in Norway is similar to playing here in terms of climate, so we’ve not got an issue with that either.

Another kid out on loan is Serbian midfielder Adem Ljajic, who has also returned on loan to his old side Partizan Belgrade.

Ferguson said: “He’s doing very well.

“He was the star of the tournament for Serbia at the UEFA Under-19 Championship over the summer.”

The Sun

~ by footballdirecta on September 3, 2009.

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