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Last Updated: Wednesday, 13 June 2007, 13:52 GMT 14:52 UK
Saha will be fit for season start
Louis Saha
Saha managed just 18 league starts last season
Manchester United striker Louis Saha's agents have dismissed suggestions the player will miss the first few months of the coming season.

Ranko Stojic was quoted as saying the French forward could be out until December after a knee operation.

But a statement from the Stellar Group said: "Louis Saha has absolutely no ties with Ranko Stojic.

"He has successfully undergone knee surgery in America and fully expects to be fit for the start of the season."


The club backed him up in a statement, saying: "Louis is currently continuing his rehabilitation in France under guidance from the specialist and the club's medical team.

"He is making good progress and is expected to be fit for full training by the start of the new season."

Stojic was quoted in the Manchester Evening News as saying: "Louis won't be on the field now for a few months.

"I don't know when he will be able to start training again but he is looking at being back around November or December. It's going to be a while."

But Stella say the Serbian agent, who played a part in Saha's 12.8m move to Old Trafford, "has no authority whatsoever to speak on behalf of the player or his management group".

Saha, who is now undergoing rehabilitation in the South of France, started just 18 league games for United last season, scoring eight goals as they won the Premiership title.

United have been linked with a number of high-profile forwards and Saha has even been mentioned as a potential makeweight in a bid to sign Tottenham's Dimitar Berbatov.

The former Fulham striker cost Manchester United 12.8m in 2004 and signed a new deal in December.

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