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: Boss backs Rafa

24/01/2008 09:05

Fergie Blast For Yanks
Alex Ferguson says Liverpool’s American owners lack class for undermining Kop boss Rafa Benitez. Manchester United chief Fergie said: “At big clubs it is paramount that the board shows its class. Big clubs should be seen to be big clubs.” Yanks Tom Hicks and George Gillett approached Jurgen Klinsmann about taking Benitez’s job. And Ferguson added: “That was a bad piece of business on Liverpool’s part, no doubt about that. That sort of thing can be very upsetting for a manager. In a moment like that, Rafa must feel very alone.”
Neil Custis, The Sun

Meanwhile, Sir Alex opines that United's form and title credentials this season are not down to the Reds' scintillating attack, more an improvement in his side's defending.

Ahead of Tottenham's FA Cup trip to Old Trafford on Sunday, striker Dimitar Berbatov insists his side are confident of facing any opposition after hammering Arsenal in the Carling Cup earlier this week.

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