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England can rule for Ron
Cristiano Ronaldo has called on the Premier League’s Champions League heroes to make sure it is an all-English final. Liverpool’s triumph over Inter Milan on Tuesday means that all four English sides are through to the last eight. Now the Manchester United star wants one of them to reach the final. Ronaldo said: “I don’t want to play one of the English clubs at the quarter-final stage. I would much prefer it in the semis or better still the final. To have two English sides in the final would be fantastic.”
Neil Custis, The Sun
The Sun reports that Steven Gerrard has hit back at Rio Ferdinand’s supposed criticism of Liverpool's European form, saying: “Our record in the Champions League speaks for itself – we don’t have to defend ourselves or say how good we are.”
Several of Thursday’s papers pick up on Sir Alex Ferguson’s declaration that the Barclays Premier League is now the best in Europe.
Carlos Tevez will have a price tag of £37million when his move to United is made permanent, according to The Express.
In other news, Ferguson is reportedly interested in Wales U21 midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who shone for Cardiff in their FA Cup win over Middlesbrough.
And the Reds boss believes Teddy Sheringham, who will retire from playing at the end of the season, has the potential to succeed in management.