Not for keeps

news: Not for keeps

Manchester United have released both Roy Carroll and third choice keeper Ricardo, leaving just accident-prone American, Tim Howard, at Old Trafford. Sir Alex Ferguson has failed to find a safe pair of hands since Peter Schmeichel retired in 1999 and the current list of candidates is headed by Parma’s Sebastian Frey, Lyon star Gregory Coupet and Michael Landreau of Nantes. Closer to home, Spurs’ Paul Robinson, Bolton’s Jussi Jaaskelainen and Middlesborough’s Mark Schwartzer are strong candidates. Sought-after Carlo Cudicini at Chelsea and Madrid’s Iker Casillas are unlikely to be allowed to move to Manchester, while latest news concerns Juventus’s Gianluigi Buffon, for whom new owner Malcolm Glazer may be willing to splash out 50 million euros!