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.

20/08/2009 07:24

Papers: Reds still favourites

United are still title favourites
Owen Coyle still expects Manchester United to win the title this season despite his Burnley side delivering the champions a major blow at Turf Moor on Wednesday night.
In their first top-flight home game for 33 years, the Clarets emerged victorious thanks to a combination of Robbie Blake's excellent volley and Brian Jensen's fine penalty save to deny Michael Carrick.
The result sent Burnley's ecstatic fans into raptures and left Sir Alex Ferguson to bemoan his side's failure to take the chances that did come their way.
"Sir Alex dealt with defeat in the gracious manner I would expect of someone like that," said Coyle. "He is the best manager in world football and I still expect Manchester United to be champions."
The Mirror

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Elsewhere, The Sun describe Wednesday's loss as "one of the most embarrassing league defeats" in United's history. The Times, meanwhile, claims Sir Alex is strongly "weighing up the possibility of moving into the transfer market to strengthen a squad that looks weaker for the departures of Ronaldo and Tévez".


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