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.

12/05/2008 08:37

Papers: Now for Moscow

Champions Set Their Sights On Moscow
Sir Alex Ferguson won his 10th Premier League title yesterday and challenged his players to prove themselves his best Manchester Unitedside ever by winning the Champions League as well. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a first half penalty but, fittingly, it was Ryan Giggs, equalling Sir Bobby Charlton's appearance record of 758 games, who sealed the 2-0 win at Wigan that secured the title by two points as Chelsea drew 1-1 at home to Bolton. United and Chelsea will meet again in Moscow in the Champions League Final on Wednesday week and Ferguson said: "If we win the Champions League you will have to say this is the best team. I think it would have to be judged that way because they are so young. This squad is definitely the best. We are bouncing into the Champions League Final now. If we had lost the title today it would have been difficult to go into that game. When we lost the title at West Ham in 1995 we went into the FA Cup Final and we were dead. We were flat and we lost to Everton. But we are not dead this time - we are alive."
Ian Ladyman, Daily Mail

Countless column inches are devoted to United's 17th title triumph, with Cristiano Ronaldo and record-equalling winger Ryan Giggs taking all the plaudits for the victory at the JJB Stadium.

Ahead of the Reds' Champions League clash with second-placed Chelsea, Blues skipper John Terry insists he will be fit to play in Moscow, despite dislocating an elbow against Bolton. Striker Didier Drogba, who suffered a knee injury, is more of a doubt.

The Daily Mail sees fit to look ahead to next season, speculating that United could be reinforced by the summer signing of Micah Richards, who is apparently considering his future at Manchester City.

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