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.

21/10/2008 10:30

Papers: Tevez pleads to play

Let me be Roo's partner, boss
Carlos Tevez is determined to show Alex Ferguson that he should be Wayne Rooney’s long-term partner. Tevez has been left in the wings while new signing Dimitar Berbatov has taken centre-stage with Rooney. Having failed to start in five of the last six games, and with no permanent deal done for his services, there are also long-term doubts about Tevez’s whole future with Manchester United. But the Argentine forward is determined to prove against Celtic at Old Trafford just why they should get that £30million deal done and why he should be in the starting line-up every week. Tevez said: “I knew when I came here there would be really tough competition for places, given that United already had Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne and Nani. But Alex always had total belief in me and told me so. There was all this nonsense about how myself and Wayne couldn’t play together but we showed everyone. We have a perfect, intuitive understanding on the pitch, plus we get on brilliantly as pals."
Neil Custis, The Sun

The papers are full of extracts from Sir Alex Ferguson's pre-match press conference, the most popular line being Cristiano Ronaldo's possible omission from the team to face Celtic.

Whether Ronny is being rested (Mail, Telegraph, Times, Independent, Express, Mirror) or dropped (The Sun) depends on which newspaper you read!

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