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Samuel Eto'o only had a fictional presence at Manchester United. His association with this great club was limited to the transfer rumour mills, which were driven by the common belief that Sir Alex Ferguson was on the hunt for a star/quality (we all know that one does not necessarily imply the other) striker to add to his recently acquired arsenal.
Unfortunately, it now appears that Eto'o is on his way to current European champions, AC Milan. The high regard in which Eto'o is held my Milan was quite evident in a statement in which the the club described him as "great" and vowed to launch an assault to capture his signature after the Spanish season comes to an end.
Few students of the game would dispute Milan's classification of Eto'o as a great player. At 26, the Cameroon international's skills in front of goal and scoring prowess would almost certainly have sealed the treble for Manchester United next season. Although, it would be fair to say that the treble is still quite achievable if Fergie can ensure that Ronaldo and the mouth watering combination of Nani and Anderson can fire more often than not.
It will undoubtedly be a sad day for all EA Sports Fifa 07 fans who play with Barcelona, as Eto'o may not be present in the 2008 version of the game. We all know the devastating effect Eto'o has on the opposition when he is utilised appropriately in front of goal. Simply ask X, he has been torn to shreds by Eto'os brilliance time and time again.
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