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07/11/2008 09:44

Papers: Foster's aim

Ben to pull out all the stops
Ben Foster nearly quit United last summer — but insists he is not ready to be the No.1 keeper. The stopper, 25, had a successful loan spell at Watford from 2005-07 but his career has been stunted by injuries. Foster, who made his Champions League debut at Celtic on Wednesday, said: “The last 18 months have been a massive frustration. I was the No.1 choice at Watford so it was brilliant for my development. You’ve only got one chance at being at United and there have been plenty of players in the past who, maybe, jumped ship too early. So I’m going to give it my all and try and force my way in.”
Neil Custis, The Sun

Ahead of the Reds' trip to the Emirates, Cristiano Ronaldo has vowed to pour more misery on Arsenal by finally killing off their dying title hopes.

Gunners skipper William Gallas has called on his team-mates to fight like "soldiers" and not surrender their title challenge against United.

In other news, The Sun claims Sir Alex Ferguson will contest an FA charge for blasting referee Mike Dean.

The Daily Mail reckons United are the latest club to send scouts to watch Napoli striker Ezequiel Lavezzi, although the club's movie mogul president Aurelio de Laurentiis says he is not for sale. The Sun reckons Chelsea could boost their firepower with a January swoop for Michael Owen.

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