Heinze praises United manager Ferguson
LONDON (Reuters) - Argentina's Gabriel Heinze is seeking a transfer from Manchester United to their bitter rivals Liverpool but that has not stopped him from praising United manager Alex Ferguson.
Defender Heinze, still on holiday after helping Argentina reach the Copa America final in Venezuela earlier this month, was quoted in British Sunday newspapers as saying Ferguson was a master man manager.
"It's his man-management that makes him stand out," Heinze said in an interview in the Sky Sports magazine previewing the English season that kicks off next month.
"He manages to keep a big squad of top-quality players happy," the 29-year-old left back said. "We have an excellent team spirit at Old Trafford."
Talking of players on the fringe of the first team, Heinze added: "He keeps them focused because there is every chance that they will be needed and called upon. That is a great skill."
Heinze is keen for a move to Liverpool where he sees more chance of regular first-team football than at United where he lost his place to Frenchman Patrice Evra last season.
Liverpool have offered 6.8 million pounds which is the sum reportedly needed for Heinze to buy out the remainder of his contract with United.
Ferguson, however, does not want to let Heinze go to a direct rival for the title United won last season.
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