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.

30/07/2008 08:16

Papers: Eagles flies the nest

United winger flies to Burnley
United winger Chris Eagles has joined Coca-Cola Championship club Burnley on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee believed to be in excess of £1m. Eagles, 22, joined the Barclays Premier League champions at the age of 14 but has failed to establish himself as a regular part of Sir Alex Ferguson's first-team plans. And despite being prominent in United's pre-season campaign, scoring against Kaizer Chiefs and Portsmouth on their tour of Africa, Eagles has finally called time on his Old Trafford career. The Red Devils academy graduate, who enjoyed previous loan spells at Watford, Sheffield Wednesday and Dutch outfit NEC Nijmegen, becomes Burnley's sixth summer signing.
Staff reporter, The Independent

Real Madrid directors want the club to end their pursuit of Cristiano Ronaldo. Fed-up board members told president Ramon Calderon on Monday that they cannot risk missing out on signing other players while waiting for the United winger.

The Sun features quotes from Ronaldo's Portuguese team-mate Pepe who admits Madrid's players are growing tired of the Ronaldo transfer saga.

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