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14/05/2008 08:45

Papers: Keane backs Reds

Keane backs Fergie to beat L'pool records
Roy Keane is convinced Sir Alex will clinch the double in Moscow, and won't rest until he's toppled Liverpool’s record haul of European Cups. The United legend reckons his former boss has achieved his big aim, to "knock Liverpool off their perch" at the top of the domestic game. But United's Premier League triumph took their title tally to 17, one behind Liverpool. And victory against Chelsea in Moscow next week will be their third time as champions of Europe, compared to the Scousers' five wins. Keane is backing Ferguson, 66, to drive his side on to even greater heights over the next few years. "I think the manager said it himself… his target was to knock Liverpool off their perch. He's done that in terms of winning Leagues but I think he'll be wanting to win European Cups as well. So the thing is to catch up with Liverpool next. They've won it five times."
Simon Bird, Daily Mirror

Elsewhere, The Sun report Patrice Evra is still awaiting a new contract offer from United. Evra has played 97 times for the Reds since signing from Monaco in January 2006.

The Daily Star report Portsmouth winger John Utaka is keen to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo next season. "I would like to think I can get somewhere close to him when it comes to scoring," the Nigerian said. "I need to be more like him. I watch Ronaldo a lot because he is quick, intelligent and technically very good."

Meanwhile, Manchester City won’t see Jose Mourinho in charge at the City of Manchester Stadium next season. According to the Manchester Evening News, the former Chelsea boss has ruled out a move to the Blues.

The Guardian report former United striker Alan Smith could be set for another move, this time from Newcastle United to North East rivals Middlesbrough.

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