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.

22/10/2008 10:11

Papers: Strachan tips Reds

Strachan: United will win it


Gordon Strachan backed magical Manchester United to win the Champions League again. Strachan hailed United the best side he had ever faced after Celtic were blitzed. And the Bhoys boss called Wayne Rooney ‘unplayable’ as the Reds ran riot - with Dimitar Berbatov striking twice before Roo finished the job. Strachan said: “We’ve played a lot of good teams in the Champions League like AC Milan and Barcelona. But nobody as good as Manchester United were tonight. It will take some team to stop them from winning this again. They could defend this for the next couple of years.”
Neil Custis, The Sun

The press split the praise between United’s front two from last night Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov. Coverage of Berbatov’s brace and recent form features heavily (Mirror, Mail, Sun), whilst other papers focus on Rooney’s remarkable streak that has seen him score in his last five games for the Reds (Express, Star, Independent, Times).
 
On a lighter note The Sun reports that Rooney’s team-mates are planning to give him a wig as a birthday present! Wayne turns 23 this Friday - look out for an exclusive interview with him in Red View, ManUtd.com's weekly e-newsletter.

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