WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

Papers: Berba's OT plea

18/08/2008 07:43

Let me join United


Dimitar Berbatov has pleaded with Tottenham to let him join Manchester United. Spurs are demanding £30million for Berba, who slapped in a transfer request on Friday. But United will go no higher than £25m. Berbatov said: "I'm now in Tottenham but no one can disagree with me wanting to follow my dream." Berba’s agent Emil Dantchev added: “We have two weeks until the end of the transfer window. I think this will be the most important week."
Steve Brenner, The Sun

The Sun says there will be an extra urgency in Sir Alex's search for a new striker after the stalemate against Newcastle. "Alex, panic? Ferg-et about it" adds the paper. Translated: Sir Alex is refusing to panic after "misfiring Manchester United limped to a sorry 1-1 draw with Newcastle". Read more from the boss in Football News.

The Daily Mail says a "Blunt United were held by a show of attacking courage" from Newcastle.

Luiz Felipe Scolari says United will not be scared, according to the Guardian. "It was the perfect start and more than I expected," said the Chelsea boss. "But we'll need more quality in the future if we want to be champions. We'll need more than this."

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