Real Madrid have today risked the wrath of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson by planning an audacious world record bid for prolific Manchester United striker “Own Goal”.
With 10 goals already this season, Goal is Manchester United’s 2nd top scorer, two ahead of perpetually sedated Bulgarian hitman Dimitar Berbatov.
Goal, who regularly partners fellow Utd striker “Dodgy Injury Time Winner” up front, is thought to be flattered by the interest from the Spanish giants.
Own Goal’s agent, Paul Stretford, told reporters, “Of course he’s flattered, but he’s a United player and he’s very happy here.”
“And apart from that, I’m not sure there are many defences as dire as Portsmouth’s in La Liga, so he may not get the same service in Spain.”
Real Madrid are understood to have been put on high alert after Own Goal’s spectacular hat-trick against Portsmouth last weekend.
Spanish paper Marca have reported that Own Goal is the number one target for Madrid this summer, with Madrid’s president Perez quoted as saying, “You know I don’t like to talk about other clubs and their players, but I’ll do everything I can to get Manchester United’s Own Goal this summer.”
“Despite reaching double figures for the season after banging in another at Villa Park this week, I actually hope he hits a dry spell for the rest of the season - then we won’t have to pay as much as we did for that greasy, diving, moaning little degenerate last summer.”
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Darren Bent quits TwitterSunderland striker Darren Bent has quit social networking website Twitter, his agent confirmed on Friday.
The 26-year-old England international had amassed more than 40,000 followers, who received regular updates regarding his day-to-day activities.
His last 'tweet' - sent on Thursday evening - simply "Keep the faith."
The former Charlton and Tottenham Hotspur goal-getter had attracted controversy using the website, after slamming Spurs' supremo Daniel Levy last summer as he sought a transfer away from White Hart Lane.
The striker later revealed on the site that he had been pulled off a plane heading to China for Tottenham's pre-season tour at the last minute, in order for him to travel to Sunderland and complete his move to the Stadium of Light.
Bent recently took part in a charity event with Sunderland boxer Tony Jeffries to gain followers the fastest, with the Olympic bronze medallist paying £1,000 to The Tracy Crawford Foundation for finishing second best.
The striker had previously challenged Soccer AM presenter Max Rushden and Sky Sports reporter Andy Burton to reach 10,000 followers first - with losers Bent and Rushden donating a day's wages to the Lily Foundation.
An in-depth interview with Darren Bent - in which he talks about Twitter, his greatest fears, World Cup hopes and the beach ball - features in the March issue of FourFourTwo magazine - in shops February 17.
boo. i like reading his tweets. hmm maybe a mass spam of twitter with '#comebackdb' is needed.