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Tano on Veron threat

Posted on 28 September 2001  - 12:00

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Ahead of the current campaign, Mauricio Taricco expressed reservations over where his countryman Juan Sebastian Veron would fit into Manchester United's all-star and pretty much established midfield.

As he prepares to come face to face with the £28m man on Saturday at the Lane, Tano feels that Veron is settling nicely into the English game, but hints they would get more out or their purchase from Lazio in a more advanced position.

"He's done okay I suppose," said Tano. "United didn't have great results early on, but they were playing well, scoring goals and I think he's fitted in really well."

The question of how Veron would be accomodated in United's successful four-man midfield of David Beckham, Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs appeared to be answered by Sir Alex Ferguson pushing Scholes up into a more advanced slot in the team behind Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Tano hints the the free-role in the 'hole' might just be more suited to Veron.

"I still think he is playing a role which is quite defensive and I didn't think he was going to do that to be honest, because he hasn't done it for Argentina and doesn't do it for Argentina.

"I didn't see him play that much for Lazio, but I think he played more of a loose role - going to get the ball and playing. Whereas with United I think he is playng more in central midfield, sometimes in a holding role with Keane."

So are United missing out on an exciting attacking option?

"I don't know because I haven't really seen United play in many games. I've seen a few and he did alright. As I said before, in Argentina he plays in a more free role, going to pick up balls in wide areas and spreading the ball around."

By Richard Hubbard