Date: 22nd November 2008 at 8:50am
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Sir Alex Ferguson yesterday claimed he could consider recalling Fraizer Campbell back to United in January, is this due to United’s needs or a simple case of Fergie mind games?

Campbell has proved many Spurs fans wrong with his recent form and appetite to play for our club and with three goals in two games, plus a great performance for England’s U-21s midweek have suddenly pushed the issue of Campbell’s future to the fore.

In midweek, Campbell claimed that he hoped to return to United as they are the club he has played for since he was ten and the team he is contracted to, But he also hinted that he had to be sensible and consider his options, leaving a real indication he wanted to play a genuine part in United’s first team or be sold to allow him to play and progress.

However yesterdays comments by SAF, brought a new twist to the situation when he said: ‘We could pull him back in January, We have to the option and it is a possibility.

‘The boy has been fantastic at Spurs. He is a good player but we needed to get him first-team experience, so we agreed to it so the deal with Berbatov went through.’

Clearly this could happen but is this United looking at bringing back an improved player to aid their season or a case of Fergie mind games as they prepare for a bidding war with Spurs or the highest bidder??

Redknapp has stated he would like the player to sign a permanent deal with Spurs, so I tend to think this is just the start of transfer negotiations and a way for Fergie to keep the bidding high…