Obertan happy at United

Gabriel Obertan's agent has rejected reports that the player has handed in a transfer request at Manchester United.

Reports emerged on Tuesday that French winger Obertan had handed in a written transfer request because he doubted he could make the grade at Old Trafford.

The 21-year-old has struggled to make an impact at United since arriving from Bordeaux in the summer of 2009.

The France Under 21 international has made just 14 appearances for United this season and he started last weekend's FA Cup clash at Southampton.

Obertan's representative, Karim Djaziri, insists the Frenchman has not handed in a transfer request and is happy to stay at Old Trafford.

"I have read that Gabriel has handed in a transfer request, but no he has not done this," Djaziri told skysports.com.

"He is very happy at Manchester United and he doesn't want to leave.

"He is still learning and he knows he is not ready to be a regular starter in the team, but he is working hard to be a member of the first team."

Source: Sky Sports
Date Published: 1 February 2011

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If he doesn't think he's good enough then I guess that's it. Some players can't hack the pressure of being a United player (Ben Foster instantly springs to mind). I thought after that game against Wolfsburg that he might be a great prospect, but he may feel legitimately frustrated at not getting a proper run in the first team despite the long term injury to Valencia? Obviously he was still behind Nani and Sir Ryan but I've been surprised how few opportunities he's had.

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