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21/12/2009 10:34

Papers: Mixed press for Reds

Fulham 3 United 0
What time do Manchester United kick off? About every 30 minutes. OK, so the joke is stretching a point just a teeny bit. But then not much about United's or Fulham's season reflects reality at the moment. United were dishevelled, disorganised and dreadfully disappointing. Two league defeats in three games is probably enough to get you the sack at Manchester City in these crazy times. And not since the European Cup final last May have Alex Ferguson's men been taken apart so ruthlessly and so completely. The weather was from Siberia but Fulham's football came straight from Barcelona. And just like the current cold snap, there is no end in sight to Ferguson's problems.
Andrew Dillon, The Sun

It’s fair to say the majority of the papers’ match reports reflect a similar tone, but Tony Cascarino, writing in The Times, Tony Cascarino makes a good point: “It’s daft to suggest Sir Alex needs to buy replacements – what would he do when his injured players are fit again? He’d have too many defenders.”

Meanwhile, in The Independent, Sam Wallace sticks up for Paul Scholes. He writes: “Paul Scholes is one of the greatest players in the Premier League’s history, so it was sad to see him struggle against Fulham on Saturday. But don’t write him off, even at 35 he still has so much to offer Manchester United.”


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