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: Tevez to battle

14/11/2008 09:16

Tevez: I'll fight for United deal
Carlos Tevez is determined to fight for his future at Manchester United. The Argentine plans to make full use of the six months he has left on his current contract to save his Old Trafford career. United insist they want to sign the £30million-rated former West Ham striker on a permanent basis before the summer. But he has found opportunities limited this term with the arrival of Dimitar Berbatov. Real Madrid could move for Tevez after Ruud van Nistelrooy was ruled out for the season with a knee injury. But sources close to Tevez Say the terms of his loan deal indicate he could only leave if the champions allowed it. And the Argie is focused entirely on winning his battle to stay at Old Trafford.
Martin Blackburn, The Sun

Ahead of Stoke City's trip to Old Trafford, Potters striker Ricardo Fuller is aiming for another upset, after taking points off Liverpool and Arsenal already this season. "For me, an ugly win is better than a pretty loss," says the Jamaican.

However, Reds midfielder Darren Fletcher insists his side will be up for the fight, saying: “We know it could be physical but we can handle it. We’re always up for a physical challenge."

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of Sir Alex Ferguson's football debut, The Sun prints an extract from his autobiograpy, 'Managing My Life'. The tale recalls Sir Alex's bow - as a 16-year-old for Queen's Park - in which he was bitten by an opponent! The Daily Mail, meanwhile, opts for a more conventional salute to the United manager, running through his staggering collection of 29 trophies and medals.

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