United face Olympic wait over Heinze

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Manchester United may not have Gabriel Heinze for the season's start, after Argentina boss Marcelo Bielsa named the defender in his provisional 30-man Olympic squad.

Heinze is currently away on international duty with Argentina for the Copa America - but the defender has also been included in Bielsa's plans for the Olympics in Athens.

United were aware that Heinze had international commitments when they bought him, but with the player being over 23, will have been hopeful that he would not be included for the Olympics.

Of the final 18-man squad only three players are allowed to be senior, and it still seems likely that Argentina will plump for other players for the tournament.

For the meantime, Sir Alex Ferguson faces an anxious wait to see if Bielsa selects Heinze for a tournament that has its final on August 28.

Meanwhile, Manchester United have handed a job to former Real Madrid fitness coach Valter di Salvo.

Di Salvo worked alongside United assistant boss Carlos Queiroz last season when he was in charge of Real and has now been brought to Manchester.

The Spanish fitness coach found himself under-fire from a former Old Trafford icon this summer, when David Beckham suggested that the Madrid regime had left him unfit for Euro 2004.

Provisional Olympic Squad: Pablo Cavallero, Fabbricio Coloccini, Javier Saviola, Javier Zanetti, Cristian Gonzalez, Gabriel Heinze, Juan Pablo Sorin, Diego Placente, Roberto Ayala, Andres D'Alessandro, Facundo Quiroga, Cesar Delgado, Luciano Figueroa, Nicolas Medina, Mariano Gonzalez, Mauro Rosales, Leandro Fernandez, Javier Mascherano, Luis Gonzalez; Roberto Abbondanzieri, Carlos Tevez, Clemente Rodriguez, Wilfredo Caballero, German Lux, Nicolas Burdisso, Gonzalo Rodriguez, Walter Samuel, Osmar Ferreyra, Pablo Aimar, Maxi Rodriguez.