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.

30/09/2008 08:20

Papers: Terry attacks Dimi

Blame Berba
I don’t blame Juande Ramos for Tottenham’s dismal start to the season – and you might be surprised to learn I don’t blame Daniel Levy, either. If you want to know why the club is suffering so badly then look no further than the sales of Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov. Bulgarian strike ace Berbatov kept telling us he had a ‘dream’. Well, good for you Dimi, you had a dream with a few extra noughts added to your bank balance. But don’t you think Spurs had a dream too? Don’t you think that when they bought you and helped you blossom into one of the best strikers in the world, you had a duty to reward them by helping them fulfil their dream? You got your way but your poisonous presence at the start of this season – the pouting, the brooding and the reluctance to play – has cost the club that believed in you.
Terry Venables, The Sun

Also in The Sun, former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright believes referee Rob Styles makes too many mistakes and “should not be allowed to referee professionally again”. His comments come after the controversy at Old Trafford on the weekend when Styles awarded United a contentious penalty against Bolton.

The Telegraph reveal Ryan Giggs is in the running to receive the keys to the city of Salford. Although Welsh, Giggs grew up in Salford and has (obviously) played all his football in the area. His main opposition for the honour is Burmese political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi.

Round Up By Nick Coppack

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