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: Trial by TV

24/08/2009 08:04

Vidic facing trial by TV


Manchester United have suffered another blow to their defensive plans as the FA decide whether to charge Nemanja Vidic with violent conduct while Jonny Evans continues to struggle with an ankle injury. Vidic is facing trial by TV after appearing to slap Wigan centre forward Hugo Rodallega on Saturday. Tempers flared when the striker clattered into United keeper Ben Foster in an attempt to win the ball. Last night the FA confirmed that they will look at the incident and Vidic could face a three-match ban. Meanwhile, it is understood United are considering whether to send Evans for surgery after he limped off with a recurrence of an ankle injury that has bothered him all season.
Ian Ladyman, Daily Mail

Sir Alex Ferguson reckons that Wayne Rooney will only get better after edging past 100 goals for United with a brace at Wigan. He said: "It's a great achievement and he's only a young lad. Some players have been at the club for many years and not reached that total yet. It will do him a world of good."

Arsene Wenger is relishing Arsenal's visit to OT on Saturday after a flying start to the campaign with 6-1 and 4-1 wins over Everton and Portsmouth. "We've had a brilliant start. It should create confidence and momentum. It looks to be exciting."

The Sun, however, says that Cesc Fabregas may miss the match with a hamstring injury.

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