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18/08/2008 07:43

Papers: Berba's OT plea

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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