He was always a top talent, I remember watching him in the African Nations when be was young, and he was up and down the pitch all game, going past players for fun etc. He then went to places like Greece etc. But that African Nations left a mark on me, mainly because you're thinking "new Vieira". Anyway, no big deal, you win some you lose some when you're a footballer manager. Alex Ferguson will tell you he nearly Ronaldo, Batistuta, Ronaldinho, Zidane and Henry etc.