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.

20/10/2008 08:48

Papers: Wayne can improve

Sir Alex tries to keep Wayne in check
Sir Alex Ferguson abhors anything bad being said about Manchester United, but, equally, the manager tends to get a little irritated when, in his eyes, his players are the subject of too many superlatives from the press and public alike. So while Wayne Rooney was happy to soak up the plaudits after another absorbing man-of-the-match display on Saturday, which yielded his eighth goal in six matches for club and country, Ferguson sought to keep the England forward well and truly grounded. “I don’t think it is the best Wayne has played,” Ferguson said. “I know there is this English thing about Wayne Rooney at the moment, to look upon him as the saviour of English football, but Wayne was part of a team today. As good as he was, there were others just as good.”
James Ducker, The Times

Another man of the scoresheet against West Brom, Dimitar Berbatov, insists his fledgling partnership with Rooney is still a work in progress. "Our partnership is progressing well," said Berbatov. "You can see it on the pitch. We have been working in training to try and understand each other and it is working."

Celtic midfielder Scott Brown insists the Bhoys will not be fazed by their trip to Old Trafford. "We'll go to Old Trafford and give it everything we have got. If we can get a point or three points, we will be absolutely delighted."

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