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Last Updated: Friday, 13 June, 2003, 10:02 GMT 11:02 UK
Barthez pledges future to Man Utd
Man Utd goalkeeper Fabien Barthez
Barthez has no intention of leaving Old Trafford
Manchester United goalkeeper Fabien Barthez has insisted he wants to remain at the club, despite persistent rumours he could be replaced.

"For me, everything is going perfectly well," Barthez told French newspaper L'Equipe.

"I've always felt fine with Manchester United so I'm staying there. There is no problem."

Barthez joined United in May 2000 on a 7.8m move from Monaco as a replacement for Old Trafford legend Peter Schmeichal after Mark Bosnich had failed to fill the void.

But a series of high-profile mistakes and injury problems have undermined his attempts to establish himself as number one.

The French international started the final three Premiership games of this season on the bench as Man Utd clinched the league title.

Man Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been linked with a string of possible replacements for the 32-year-old.


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