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.

20/11/2008 09:34

Papers: Credit to Cole

Fraizer's in Cole position


Fraizer Campbell has revealed the secret of his goal-scoring success — Andy Cole. The Spurs hitman first met the legendary strike ace when he was a 10-year-old starting out at Manchester United. And after bagging his first goal for the Under-21s on Tuesday, Campbell admitted Cole has been helping him improve. The pair have struck up a close friendship and 21-year-old Campbell, currently on loan from Old Trafford, said: “When I was younger I didn’t used to support a team, I used to just support Andy Cole. He was the person that I watched every week. He was really helpful to me. I even chat to him nowadays and he gives me tips on how to develop. He’s given me advice on just about everything — his experiences in the game, what he did in training, what he did out of training."
Steve Brenner, The Sun

Meanwhile, fellow young Red striker Danny Welbeck has been targeted for a call-up by Ghana. The 17-year-old's parents come from there and Ghana FA vice-president Fred Pappoe said: “We’ll pursue him.”

In other news, Kaka has backed Cristiano Ronaldo to land the FIFA World Player of the Year crown. The Brazilian won the prestigeous award last season ahead of Lionel Messi and Ronaldo. But he believes Portugal star Ronaldo would be a worthy winner after he helped Manchester United win the Champions League.

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