Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 September 2014

Darron Gibson must leave Manchester United, says Republic boss Trapattoni

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has reiterated his belief that Derry-born midfielder Darron Gibson should leave Manchester United.

Gibson opened the scoring with a stunning long-range strike in Ireland's stunning 3-0 Carling Nations Cup victory over Wales in Dublin on Tuesday night.

Trapattoni said: “He can do more. He has big potential and the right mentality but I said a year or a year and a half ago that, if I was Gibson, I would go to another club where I can play continuously.

“Manchester is Manchester and is obviously an important club but sometimes in the end you need you need to play, play, play.

“You can take confidence from this, but I think he is fantastic.”

Trapattoni will now turn his attention to the visit of Macedonia next month as he looksto build on a solid start in Euro 2012 qualifying Group B.

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