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Gibson hits back at Trapattoni
09 Sep 2010 - 09:42:58
Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson believes Giovanni Trapattoni was wrong to suggest he should look to leave Old Trafford if he wanted to progress his career.
The Republic of Ireland manager believes Gibson's failure to become a first-team regular under Sir Alex Ferguson is having a detrimental affect on his international form.
The Italian had said: "The answer is he must play. When he stays only on the bench, he doesn't improve. It's very important to play.
"But if you stay and play only a few times, you stay with this shirt but it's different. I have not said to Gibson: 'Go or don't go.' I say if Gibson was at another club and played 90 minutes, 90 minutes, 90 minutes, he would grow more."
After losing his place in the Ireland team to Derby County's Paul Green, Gibson responded by saying. "If Trapattoni wants me to move on from a club like Manchester United to better my game, move to somewhere like Stoke where I'll get more games but have little chance of winning anything, then I just don't know.
"To what club, other than Manchester United, could I go to improve my game? To be honest, if he's trying to say that I should move somewhere like Stoke City and change my game to winning tackles and not winning games then he's having a laugh."