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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

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Manucho named in Africa's best XI

He may not have kicked a ball yet for United but new signing Manucho is already receiving rave reviews.

The latest endorsement of the Angolan's talents is his inclusion in the Africa Cup of Nations XI, ahead of some of world football's most feared strikers. Chelsea's Didier Drogba was named among the subs, while Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o missed out altogether.

Manucho scored four goals during the tournament, one less than Eto'o who top scored with five including three penalties. Player of the tournament was midfielder Hosni Abd Rabou who also netted four times to help Egypt retain the trophy.

Young player of the tournament was Arsenal and Cameroon midfielder Alexander Song. Other Premier League players in the all-star XI were Portsmouth's Sulley Muntari, Newcastle's Geremi and Chelsea's Michael Essien.

Manucho's next move will be to link up with his loan club Panathinaikos for the rest of the season. However, this week's UEFA Cup tie against Rangers in Glasgow has come too soon for the striker following his Africa Cup exertions.

Africa Cup of Nations XI: Essam Al-Hadari (Egypt), Geremi (Cameroon), Wael Gomaa (Egypt), Michael Essien (Ghana), Sulley Muntari (Ghana), Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast), Alexandre Song (Cameroon), Hosni Abd Rabou (Egypt), Mohamed Aboutrika (Egypt), Amr Zaky (Egypt), Manucho (Angola).

Subs: Richard Kingson (Ghana), Hani Said, Ahmed Fathi (both Egypt), Frej Saber (Tunisia), Stephane Mbia (Cameroon), Didier Drogba, Kader Keita (both Ivory Coast). Read more...

Fergie eyes Lyon duo

Sir Alex Ferguson has targeted Lyon duo Karim Benzema and Hatem Ben Arfa in a sensational £40million swoop. Boss Fergie made his move just a week before Manchester United face the French side in a Champions League last-16 clash. He spoke to Lyon week. Aulas said: “I spoke to Sir Alex. I told him that Benzema and Ben Arfa will not leave in the next two years. We want to build our future on them. If he wants to exchange Cristiano Ronaldo for Ben Arfa we could talk about it but they would have to also give us a bit of money.” But Aulas’ remarks will not put off Fergie, who spoke to the Lyon president before Saturday’s game with Sochaux. French ace Benzema, 20, is one of the hottest strikers in Europe with 16 goals in 24 league games this season, while Fergie sees jet-heeled Ben Arfa, 20, as a long-term replacement for Ryan Giggs, 34. The pair are also summer targets for Arsenal and Chelsea.
Antony Kastrinakis, The Sun