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.

26/08/2009 07:47

Papers: I'll fight on - Ando

Anderson: I want to fight for my place


Brazilian Anderson been told to work harder in training by Sir Alex Ferguson, but the United midfielder has stressed that he wants to stay and fight for his first-team place. The 21-year-old has only started one game this season - the defeat to Burnley last week - and clashed verbally with Ferguson after being left out of the team for the Community Shield against Chelsea at Wembley. It is understood that Ferguson had not been enthused about Anderson's pre-season training, something he has vowed to put right. He told Sportsmail: ‘I believed that I would play in the Community Shield but that is forgotten now. I thought that, without Cristiano Ronaldo around, I would play more and that has been my challenge from pre-season onwards. But the coach decides the teams and to discuss this with him is foolish because he is the chief. I do not want to leave United. No. Sir Alex Ferguson has demanded a bigger effort from me and I accept that. Because to get in to this United team is very complicated and difficult for any player."
Staff writer, Daily Mail

The Sun says United will launch a daring bid to sign Arjen Robben from Real Madrid. Apparently we've been quoted a fee of £26million but will start the bidding at £11m.

Rio Ferdinand is targeting a comeback for the Spurs game on 12 September, a major boost considering it was feared a a small tear in his thigh muscle could keep him out for a month.

The Telegraph says United have opened preliminary talks with Ji-Sung Park over a new four-year contract that would keep him at United until beyond his 32nd birthday.

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