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Martins Number 1 - Not No 9

... And Glenn Roeder insists Martins was always the player he wanted, despite looking as though United had lost interest when the player insisted he was 21 and Inter claimed he was 28.

Roeder said: 'I am just delighted to get him into the club. He was my number one target and always has been. I never wanted to say that because I did not want to create interest from any other clubs.

'These deals take a long time to put together. A month, six weeks ago when I first targeted him and I told the chairman that's who I would like, he was not really available.

'We have had to be very patient, we have had to keep chipping away at Inter Milan to allow us to buy their player, and I am so delighted we have ended up with Martins at the club.'




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Date:Friday August 25 2006

Time: 12:14PM

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WOT A SIGININ
geordie boys
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25/08/2006 13:12:00

Another quality signing. This season of EPL is fantastic!
jogabonito
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25/08/2006 16:46:00

now a defender huth would be a gud signing so would wayne bridge
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25/08/2006 17:01:00

 

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