Manchester United; Jan 2008 Transfer Window - Week 4

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30/01/2008 12:30:00.
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In the absence of much activity in the week, it seems that most clubs were linked with sales to Newcastle. United were no exception and Wes Brown's contract has long caused him to be linked elsewehere; but also Michael Carrick was linked to the north-east - how excited he is by the prospect is unknown.

Monday, 21 January 2008
The Star were writing out shopping lists and Newcastle's is a long one including Wes Brown, Michael Carrick and Uncle Tom Cobbleigh. Wes Brown seems distracted at training.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008
United raked in another 2m with the seventh young player to move off the wage bill this month as Phil Bardsley was sold to Sunderland. Fulham were linked with former United reserve team star (who never quite made it for the first team), Erik Nevland. Nevland is now 30 and Groningen's captain. Brown reads the news about Bardsley before dashing to the toilet.

Wednesday, 23 January 2008
Roy Carroll left United in search of guaranteed first team football and is now hoping to make it at Derby (according to The Mirror) after places at West Ham and Rangers proved difficult to nail down. Brown reads the reports about Carroll with a concerned look.

Thursday, 24 January 2008
Sky Sports report that Nevland is now pleading to be allowed to join Fulham - not a nice mental image. Wes Brown lashes out after watching the news on TV.

Friday, 25 January 2008
Wes Brown stares into the abyss and considers being a defender at Newcastle. Under Kevin Keegan. Brown's mood darkens.

Saturday, 26 January 2008
The cat is nowhere to be seen in the Brown household

Sunday, 27 January 2008
The News of the World report that Manchester United and Arsenal are keeping an eye on Everton defender Joleon Lescott; and that Wes Brown is set to sign a four-year deal with the club. The cat comes out of hiding.


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