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Nowak: Freddy Shouldn't Go to Man United
The Guardian, November 28th, 2006 3:11PM

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Peter Nowak, whom we all know has had a tumultuous relationship with 17-year-old Freddy Adu at D.C. United, warned the teenager against moving to Manchester United, saying he had already departed for his training session at Old Trafford on bad advice. Nowak said the Premiership would overwhelm him, as the Ghana-born teenager is not physically developed enough to withstand the physical game in England. Instead, Nowak said Adu should look for a team in the Netherlands, where several Americans have played as youngsters, including 19-year old Michael Bradley, who currently plays at Heerenveen. "He's a young kid and he needs matches," Nowak, the former Poland captain, said of Adu. Nowak has been Freddy's coach since he signed for D.C. United as a 14-year-old in November 2003. "I think he should go to PSV or Ajax or somewhere they have a tradition of raising young players. At a place like Ajax, the young kids come through together and they grow up together; the team is shaped around them." At a place like Manchester United, Nowak doesn't think Adu would be given a chance to get the experience he still needs at his young age. However, that said, Adu has yet to finish his two-week training course with United, and no one has said the English giant is prepared to make MLS an offer. Regardless of whichever English club comes in for him, Nowak and his staff told the Guardian they worry primarily about Adu's size, and then his susceptibility to poor advice. Read the original story...


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