Last updated : 11 June 2004 By Editor
United are expected to announce the signing of Argentinean centre back Gabriel Heinze today. He had a medical yesterday and all that is needed now is for the
club to make an announcement through the Stock Exchange.

United will have no problems gaining a work permit for Heinze as he holds a
German passport.

It appears that he is relatively unknown in his homeland. He told the BBC:

'I left Argentina after just eight games with Newell's Old Boys,' and I went to
Valladolid, a small club in Spain, ' he revealed in a recent interview on the BBC.

'So those who say I am an unknown in Argentina are quite right.

'But now I feel that the gamble I took is paying off, and I'm proud of what is
happening with my career.'