Sad sad day as we wave goodbye to two loyal players who did everything for the United cause. I always held both Brown and O'Shea in high regard. They did their best when summoned by the Gaffer and never really grumbled to the media when Fergie overlooked them. They enjoyed playing for United. I knew Brown was on his way out after, allegedly, calling Sir Alex a cunt. Nobody messes with the Gaffer, even though Brown was probably fooling about. O'Shea's exit came to me as a big surprise though. He was heavily involved in last season's title winning campaign. We only received a miserable 4 million for the big Irishman but Fergie was probably looking to ease the wage bill when selling Sheasy. Fergie is probably preparing for a big money signing and I bet we'll soon announce the signing of a player who's demanding a huge wage(just guess who that player is). Brown and O'Shea, especially the latter, were sacrificed so that our club could afford the wage our target is demanding. While I'd welcome a signing of a high calibre central midfielder, I'm absolutely gutted to see O'Shea and Brown leave. The time was probably right, both players are in their 30's, but it's always hard to say goodbye to such players. However, we've been here before. We had to bear the sickening image of Butt, Phil, Becks, and Keano playing with another club and we'll probably see a handful more 'switching' allegiances.
I've seen some photos of Wesley and Sheasy posing in a Sunderland strip and it just doesn't look right. We'll never forget that cross to Ronaldo in the CL final 2008, Brown, and we'll never forget your goal vs the Scousers and that chip vs the Gunners, John. Good luck!