Mackems Will NOT Move For Rossi

Last updated : 30 December 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor

... that will not be the case.
Giuseppe Rossi will return to Manchester United in the New Year after his four-month loan deal and Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson says that the Italian Under-21 international will not be allowed to stay at St James' Park on a second loan deal.
Ferguson says Glenn Roeder has not made the most of Rossi especially considering the injury problems at Newcastle. As for the player ... he wants to get back to Old Trafford.

GIUSEPPE ROSSI: "I'm going back on January 2 and I'm really excited about it. It's a great time to be going back to Manchester United because we're challenging for the title and in the latter stages of the Champions League. Obviously I'd like to be involved in that.
"It has helped me coming to Newcastle. I'd have liked to have played more games, which has been a little frustrating, but in life I believe that you take something from every experience, whether they are good or bad.
"I've enjoyed myself, I've had a few games under my belt, but it was only ever about coming here and taking that experience back with me to Manchester United. That was the purpose of the move.
"I'm looking forward to going back to Old Trafford. I've spoken to Sir Alex Ferguson and I hope there will be opportunities for me to play when I go back.
"That's my main priority now, that's all I'm thinking about. He has said he wants to have a big squad of players in the second half of the season and there might be an opportunity for me to show what I can do.
"I'll always have fond memories of the Newcastle fans, they are so passionate, and whenever we have gone away they have followed us in their thousands but I'm not thinking of coming back, I'm only thinking about Manchester United.
"We started the game very well, we got a good goal from Kieron but then we started to try and just defend that goal which I think was our mistake. We tried to hold on but when they got the equaliser they put us under a lot of pressure.
"In the end we were a bit unlucky and we're disappointed to have lost the game. It's a difficult place to come and try and get a result because they have a very effective style of play."

Sunderland boss Roy Keane says he will not be trying to sign him.
ROY KEANE: "People say I'm interested in Rossi. I keep saying I am not. And again ... I am not!"