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.

15/08/2008 07:38

Papers: Rooney's back

Papers: Rooney's back
Wayne Rooney has won his fight to play in Manchester United’s league opener on Sunday. But crocked Michael Owen is OUT of Newcastle’s line-up at Old Trafford. Rooney, 22, was hit by a virus during United’s pre-season trip to Nigeria. The England forward began training again on Monday, though, and is fit for the big kick-off after putting himself through tough double training sessions every day this week. He has trained normally with his team-mates in the morning, then gone through another punishing afternoon schedule.
Neil Custis, The Sun

Tottenham would rather sell Dimitar Berbatov to Barcelona for a cut-price fee than flog him to Manchester United, say The Sun. The Spanish club have said they are ready to move for the Bulgarian. However, the paper says United remain favourites to land the player if the Reds meet Spurs' £30million asking price.

Edwin van der Sar has revealed he will review his future in December.

Roy Keane has tipped Chelsea to win the Premier League title this season. "For me, it's Chelsea this year," he says in The Guardian. But he believes United's chances will be boosted by signing a new striker.

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