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: Striker search

11/08/2008 07:24

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They Started as they mean to go on, collecting yet more silverware without even breaking stride. But with a penalty shoot-out victory as far removed from the drama of Moscowas you could possibly get allowing Gary Neville to lift the Community Shield, Sir Alex Ferguson will know the big questions are still to come. Yes, United could have won by five or six, rather than having to watch Portsmouth capitulate from 12 yards - and probably would have done so without David James. But someone has to come up with the goals Ronaldo brought to the table last term - and 42 is a tally he cannot beexpected to repeat even when he does return.
Martin Lipton, The Mirror

The Mirror also says United are about to step up the hunt to sign Dimitar Berbatov, while Herman Hreidarsson has accused Carlos Tevez of deliberately stamping on him in Sunday's Community Shield clash.

The Guardian says Sir Alex Ferguson is "still optimistic he can add a striker to his squad before the start of the Premier League season". He suggested United are "looking at options elsewhere" as Tottenham continue to resist his attempts to sign Dimitar Berbatov," according to the paper.

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