Ever since the squad was announced for the group games of the CL, speculation has been rife that his omission signals the end of Tosic's United career.Fergie has come out explaining the decision today.
I haven't seen a lot of Tosic and it appears from a lot of accounts that he isn't really setting the reserves on fire. I'll reserve judgment till he's been given a consistent run in the first team. It's a tough league to play in and there's no better judge than Fergie on assessing when he's ready to step up.
“The difficulty was around what we should do with Owen Hargreaves, whether or not to put him or Zoran in the squad. The other player [who narrowly missed out] was Ritchie De Laet.
“We came down on the side of Hargreaves because, having taken the medical advice, we think he’ll be available for the last three Champions League group-stage games.”
“He’s such a versatile player who can perform in so many positions, so he could be a very important player for us at that time of the season. That was the reason [we included him ahead of others in the European squad].”