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16/09/2008 09:28

Papers: Rooney's red lesson

Rooney: My red card days are over
Wayne Rooney faces Villarreal in the Champions League tomorrow admitting his red card against the Spanish club three years ago was the wake-up call he needed to improve his conduct on the pitch. Rooney was given a second yellow when he sarcastically applauded referee Kim Milton Neilson in Manchester United's 1-1 draw at El Madrigal. Since then, he has not been sent off in a competitive game for his club. "Yeah, it was a reality check for me," said the 22-year-old. "It was a ridiculous thing to do. I learned from that. I made sure I did."
David McDonnell, Daily Mirror

The Sun suggests Patrice Evra could miss the Villarreal match due to concussion. The paper's United reporter Neil Custis claims the full-back fell ill on the coach back from Anfield where he'd clashed heads with Liverpool's Javier Mascherano.

United feature in the financial news following reports that AIG "have plunged into crisis" (The Sun) and "a team of banks and regulators is working frantically to provide a $75bn lifeline to Manchester United's sponsor" (Daily Telegraph).

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