Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ex-United striker envies Torres at Liverpool

Andy Cole believes Manchester United made a big mistake by not trying to sign Fernando Torres.

The former United striker has been 'stunned' by Torres since he arrived from Atletico Madrid in 2007 - and claims several current Old Trafford stars feel the same way.

Cole said: "Not signing Torres was a mistake because I've spoke to several of the current United players about him and they all say the same thing: 'Top, top player.'

"Torres stunned me when he arrived from Atletico Madrid because he settled so quickly. The Premier League is totally different to the Primera Liga, but you wouldn't know it watching Torres.

"He reminds me of that great Liverpool goalscorer Ian Rush. He seems to drift in and out of games while always remaining a threat. At times, Torres can make out he's almost uninterested, and then tunes in, just like that, and he's away with the ball with fantastic pace.

"Torres's game isn't just about the box, but he's most dangerous there because his close control allows him to take possession in confined areas. He can transfer the ball from foot to foot to create space to get in a shot."

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