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Fergie plays hardball with Ince
Sir Alex Ferguson has given old boy Paul Ince a brutal welcome to the dog-eat-dog world of the Premier League by stealing his goalkeeping coach. The United manager has lined up a swoop for Eric Steele, who joined Ince at Blackburn only 19 days ago after being shown the door by Mark Hughes at Manchester City. Steele is wanted to replace Tony Coton who was forced to retire last season because of a long-standing knee injury. Ferguson confirmed recently he had his target in mind saying: “We have approached someone for the job and we’re waiting the clearance to employ him by the beginning of August.” Although having only just joined Rovers, Steele views the chance to work with the Premier and Champions League winners – and keepers of the calibre of Edwin van der Sar, Ben Foster and Tomasz Kuszczak – too good to turn down.
Richard Tanner, Daily Express
In other news, Eric Cantona reckons Cristiano Ronaldo would be "bloody stupid" to quit United for Real Madrid.
As part of an interview for GQ magazine which is featured in The Sun, Ryan Giggs puts the boot in on the soccer mercenaries who sell their soul to the highest bidder. "Many players want to make as much money as they can and change teams for ten grand. But how is that going to make much difference to their lives?" rapped the winger.