United launch new permit bid
Ferguson seeks work permit for Manucho
Last Updated: February 14, 2008 12:35pm
Manucho: Permit problems
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is to make another attempt to secure a work permit for striker Manucho.
The Red Devils have loaned the Angola international - who scored four goals at the Africa Cup of Nations - to Greek outfit Panathinaikos until the end of the season.
Ferguson was forced to send Manucho out on loan after the Home Office rejected United's initial application for a work permit because he has not featured in 75 per cent of Angola's internationals in the past two years.
However, Ferguson has now confirmed he will make a second application, much to the delight of Manucho.
"It is a pleasure hearing all this from someone as experienced as Alex Ferguson," Manucho told the Manchester Evening News.
"If things turn out favourably, I will do my best to score as many (goals) as I can."