China boss worried by United Dong plan

July 19, 2006
China coach Zhu Guanghu has expressed concern over Manchester United's plan for Dong Fangzhou to receive a European passport, believing it would make him ineligible to represent his country in the 2008 Olympics.

United coach Sir Alex Ferguson revealed on Tuesday that Dong, who has spent the last two-and-a-half years on loan at Belgian side Royal Antwerp, will qualify for a European passport in December.

That would free him up to launch a career in the Barclays Premiership.
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