Last updated : 12 January 2004 By Editor
“Manchester United will miss him badly," said the Newcastle
boss. "You can't replace players like that very easily.
Seeing Rio and Jonathan on the same pitch again just
reminded me what a marvellous partnership they had at Leeds.

"They are both the right age, good in the air and on the
ground and have pace. Teams don't win championships with
only one centre-half, so they will have to find someone to
come in. Wes Brown is still a bit rusty because of his
injury, but they also have John O'Shea, so maybe they will
cope with it. One thing's for sure, they are not having
Jonathan Woodgate."