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 Posted by ESPN Staff
Aug, 5, 2007

Heinze ordered to return to United training

Wantaway Manchester United full-back Gabriel Heinze is expected back at training tomorrow and manager Sir Alex Ferguson warned: 'I hope he turns up - he has been instructed to.' Heinze is the subject of a £6.8million bid from Liverpool but United are refusing to sell the Argentina left-back to their top-flight rivals. The Premier League are currently examining papers from all sides and are expected to confirm in the next few days they will look into the situation. After watching United beat Chelsea 3-0 on the penalties in the Community Shield, Ferguson said: 'We'll see him (Heinze) tomorrow. Maybe. 'I hope he turns up. He has been instructed to turn up.' United started at Wembley with Mikael Silvestre at left-back and the excellent Patrice Evra pushed forward to the left of midfield. Evra supplied the cross for Ryan Giggs to put United 1-0 up before Florent Malouda, one of Chelsea's new arrivals, wrestled past Rio Ferdinand to equalise. Edwin van der Sar then saved all three Chelsea penalties - from Claudio Pizarro, Frank Lampard and Shaun Wright-Phillips - as United lifted the silverware. 'Edwin's experience came through there. He studied particularly Lampard's penalty-taking and that experience has got the result for us today,' said Ferguson. 'There was nothing much between the two teams in possession terms but we did create our chances and I think for that reason we deserved to win. 'They obviously missed (Didier) Drogba. He is a very important player for them.' Chelsea started without a recognised striker after Drogba was injured in training yesterday, while Claude Makelele and John Terry were also absent. United had expected Drogba to play and that prompted the decision to start with both Silvestre and Evra. 'We thought Drogba would be playing so we wanted to make sure we had a stronger back four in terms of physical appearance, and with Nani not 100% fit we preferred to get balance (in midfield) with Ronaldo on the right and Evra on the left,' said Ferguson. 'And Evra did quite well for us actually. He is a very quick lad, he has made a good goal.' Nani came off the bench, the only new arrival at Old Trafford to be involved today. But Carlos Tevez is set to make his first United appearance in a friendly on Wednesday night. Ferguson is excited at what the Argentina striker can add to the title-winning United side of last season. 'Tevez has shown he can be one of the top strikers in the world,' said Ferguson. 'The boy has got something exceptional in him. We experienced it in the last game against West ham at Old Trafford. He was a real handful to us. 'Tevez trained with us on Friday and Saturday. I was surprised how well he did. He looked quite sharp. 'It would be nice to think I could have him available for the Reading game (next weekend), but if not then, I'm sure the following week. 'I can see (Tevez and Wayne Rooney playing together). I have read all these opinions about the two of them being identical. I don't think they are at all. 'What you can say is they both have a similar physique, they are both two-footed, they are both quickish, they can both beat a man. I don't think it's a bad thing in terms of the similarities. 'When they get playing with each other they will hopefully get an understanding about where they are playing.'

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