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.

Papers: Ando still learning

19/11/2008 09:56

Robson: Anderson has work to do
United midfield legend Bryan Robson has run the rule over Brazilian star Anderson - and reckons the 20-year-old has some improving to do. Reds boss Sir Alex Ferguson recently labelled Anderson the natural successor to Roy Keane, but Robson believes the Brazilian is not yet the finished article. "He's got a lot of attributes - lots of energy, but he's still learning and has a bit to go," said Robson. "He can be erratic with his passing and I'd like to see him score more goals. But he's got lots of qualities and the energy to get box to box. "One of his best qualities is that he's not daunted by anything. Everybody talks about the flair of Brazilians, but the thing I noticed about them the first time I ever played against them was their mental toughness. Nothing fazes them, they just love playing."
Manchester Evening News

Meanwhile, United have been linked with Norway striker Moa Abdellaoue, who has been dubbed the new Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Reports claim the Reds want to take the 23-year-old Valerenga player on trial. "I have not heard anything directly from United and got the news through the Norwegian media," Abdellaoue said. "Of course it is great to be compared to Solskjaer but I am only Moa. I am the person I am. I play football and enjoy myself."

Elsewhere there is widespread coverage of Sir Alex Ferguson's two-game touchline ban, and praise for Spurs' on-loan Reds forward Fraizer Campbell, who scored in England Under-21s' 2-0 win over the Czech Republic. Off the pitch, The Sun speculates that United are "poised to unveil a massive new shirt sponsorship deal" with Saudi Telecom.

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