Alex Ferguson is depressed that Wes Brown may leave the club in the summer after he has rejected the final offer of Manchester United.
Alex Ferguson – annoyed with Wes Brown for wanting to leave
The 28-year-old will be a free agent in the summer, and can then negotiate a good deal for himself in terms of a wage packet. He has reportedly rejected an offer of Â£40K a week to remain at Old Trafford, and he can get more than that elsewhere â€“ easily. But the other more important thing is that Wes wants to play week in week out, and there’s not much chance he will be doing that next season.Â The rumors are rife that the Red Devils will bring in a top class right back in the summer.
However Ferguson says that these things depress him when he sees the agents unsettling the players so they can get make more money too. But what comes across from Ferguson is that if his players donâ€™t do what he wants them to do â€“ he criticizes them and their character.
Just listen to what the Scot says about the transfer situation with Wes Brown:
“We wouldn’t have made the offer if we didn’t have faith in him. But the players of today live in the pockets of their agents,” “It’s a situation which depresses me at times, it really depresses me.â€
“Wes has been with us since he was 12 years old, but I don’t think that matters these days.â€ “Agents live their players’ lives, and if you’re happy to go along with that then you get the situation we’ve got just now.â€
“But Wes knows this. And the other players have told him.”
Wes Brown has every right in the world to do what he is doing. He’s honoring his current contract at the club and decided he wants to try pastures anew. Not exactly sure what’s wrong with that, other than Manchester United are losing a very good player who has been with them for 16 years. You would think that Ferguson would praise Wes for his loyalty to the club, rather than question him being in his agent’s pocket.
That’s not to say agents are not a pain in the behind, but from the player’s viewpoint, he’s hardly doing anything criminal.
But letâ€™s be honest this could be good news for Newcastle United, because thereâ€™s no doubt Wes Brown can be a great addition to our defense, and we badly need improvements in the summer, that’s for sure.
We hope our new executive recruitment team is onto this, and trying to tie up a deal right now, since they can now officially speak to Wes since last month.