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17/11/2008 08:32

Papers: Future's bright

The Future's Bright For United
I was at Manchester United to witness their demolition of Stoke when Ronaldo was the star turn. But I was more excited about another generation of young players which suggests the future is bright at Old Trafford. Teenager Danny Welbeck, 17, came on and scored a 25-yard corker to show he is one for the future. While Darron Gibson, 21, and Manucho, 25, both also impressed as subs. With Rafael, Anderson and Nani also on the bench, it was an insight into what United are going to look like in four or five year's time. So, although all the talk is about Arsenal's youngsters in terms of the sexy football they play, it is United's who may end up picking up the prizes. The crucial difference is not in terms of individual talent but how they will develop. United have proved the importance of blooding young kids alongside established stars. Take Jonny Evans who played alongside the outstanding Nemanja Vidic at the back on Saturday. He will have learned not just from playing himself but from being next to the Serb stopper - and that's priceless. Arsenal's youngsters don't get that experience because there are not enough mature role models at The Emirates.
Stan Collymore, Daily Mirror

The Daily Mail claims Tottenham and United could come together for more transfer business come January. After watching Spurs goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes endure another shocking weekend at Fulham, Harry Redknapp is rumoured to be chasing the loan signature of United's Ben Foster.

Former Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov, meanwhile, is keen to make peace with his former club ahead of next month's return to White Hart Lane. According to The Sun, the Bulgarian said: “I will always have special feelings for Tottenham. They showed me the way in English football. I will never have anything bad to say about the club.”

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