Solano quit threat

Last updated : 25 November 2002 By Martyn Elliott

The Peruvian winger was dropped for the game in Feyenoord after an indifferent start to the season and has reportedly been fined for his angry reaction.

He told the Journal: "It was disappointing when I discovered I wasn't in the starting line-up at Old Trafford. I'm like every other player and want to start every game.

"I'm quite happy at Newcastle and I'm not planning to go anywhere. But I've been at the club for more than four seasons now and I just don't expect to be on the bench.

"If the club doesn't want me, then there's nothing I can do about that, but I'm desperate to stay at St James' Park.

"This is the most exciting time since I've been on Tyneside and nobody would want to leave a side in the second phase of the Champions League, but it might not be in my hands.

"If I am not playing first-team football, then I would have to consider my future."

The former Boca Juniors star has been an invaluable asset for the club since being signed by Kenny Dalglish, but like every other player he has to realise that if he doesn’t play well then he can expect a spell on the bench.

Jermaine Jenas has been in the team on merit, but we can expect to see Nobby back in the team against Inter – probably on the left wing though.

Press reports have already linked Nobby with a move to either Celta Vigo or Deportivo La Coruna.

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