At the end of the two week training camp at Man Utd, Sir Alex Ferguson had decidedly cooled on the lad's chances.
Fergie reportedly had concerns regarding Adu's temperament. Read between the lines. When you have Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo, the last thing you should bring up is temperament. One of them can't distinguish between a football and testicles and the other is instrumental in getting the other one sent off because he can't distinguish between a football and testicles. He then proceeds to wink, a gesture captured by cameras all around the world. Worse, both of them are team mates in the same club and play together in the forthcoming Premiership season. Both players provided the second most downloaded highlight of the World Cup, next to Zidane's immortal headbutt of Materazzi. The inescapable fact: Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo's talent as football players far outweigh their shortcomings in temperament.
Sir Alex was in fact expressing his doubts about Adu's talent.