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Also in The Times, Tony Cascarino claims Michael Owen’s absence from Saturday’s starting line-up was a factor in United’s defeat. He writes: “Not starting Dimitar Berbatov or Michael Owen, who got a hat-trick in midweek? Selection, not injuries, cost United.”
Simon Mullock of The Mirror believes Dimitar Berbatov went under the knife last Monday to cure a knee problem whilst the team prepared to face Wolfsburg – an interesting notion considering he was fit to make the bench on Saturday.
All the papers are lavishing praise on Ryan Giggs, following his victory in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. He is described by various pundits as "ageless" and "the best player United have ever had."