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20/03/2008 08:22

Papers: Riise warns Reds

United will fear us
John Arne Riise reckons Manchester United will be running scared from in-form rivals Liverpool on Sunday. Rafa Benitez’s men have won seven in a row since their shock FA Cup defeat to Barnsley. And Reds winger Riise reckons it will not have escaped the notice of the league leaders ahead of their crunch clash at Old Trafford. Norwegian ace Riise, 27, said: "United will definitely be worried about us because we’re the form side. These next couple of weeks are going to be unbelievable. We are playing top games against top teams. But we are looking strong and so can’t wait for the matches to come around. This is the sort of run of games you train for and work towards during the season."
Martin Blackburn, The Sun

All the tabloids claim that Sir Alex Ferguson is indeed sweating ahead of Liverpool's visit, but it's injuries to Rio Ferdinand (back) and Nemanja Vidic (nose) that are causing him concern.

The tabloids afford plenty of coverage to Cristiano Ronaldo, whose two-goal display against Bolton took United three points clear in the title race, and saw him overtake George Best's club record of 32 goals in a season for a winger.

United are alleged to have missed out on two goalkeeping targets, with The Sun claiming that Tottenham have agreed to sign Espanyol keeper Carlos Kameni, while Everton have snapped up seven-year-old prodigy Harry Yates.

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