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.

Papers: Gunners to go for it

27/04/2009 09:00

We'll go for it, says Wenger


Arsene Wenger has urged his young stars not to hold back at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, insisting Arsenal have what it takes to beat any side in the world. Sir Alex Ferguson was at the Emirates to watch Arsenal hardly break sweat against Middlesbrough as a brace from Cesc Fabregas piled the relegation pressure on Gareth Southgate's side. Wenger, anticipating an open game, said: "We will be faithful to the game we play. We go, like we go everywhere in Europe, to score a goal or win the game.The talent on the pitch always surprises you and I believe both teams will really go for it."
Simon Cass, Daily Mail

The papers continue to analysis Howard Webb's controversial penalty award for United against Tottenham with Spurs' midfielder Jermaine Jenas accusing Webb of “crumbling” in the Old Trafford pressure cooker and effectively handing the title to United.

Meanwhile, Ryan Giggs has dedicated his PFA Players’ Player of the Year award to Sir Alex. “I owe a massive thank you to him,” said Giggs. “First of all for spotting me and then for giving me a career in the game.”

In other news, the Mirror claims Sir Alex is back in the hunt for French striker Karim Benzema - and hoping that Lyon miss out on the Champions League to make the deal easier.

Round Up By Gemma Thompson

OFFICIAL SPONSORS