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.

19/02/2009 08:45

Papers: Tevez wants to stay

Let me stay at United, pleads Tevez
Carlos Tevez insists he wants to stay at Manchester United but admits he will have to wait until the summer to sort out his future. The Argentina striker's two-year loan deal expires at the end of the season and United have not taken up an option to sign him for about £32million. The Barclays Premier League champions had until January 31 to talk to Tevez exclusively, but have risked losing Tevez to other suitors by letting the deadline pass. Real Madrid are understood to be long-term admirers and even Manchester City have been linked with a move, but Tevez says he wants to stay at Old Trafford. "I have the head start in Manchester and my idea is to stay here for a few more years,' Tevez told Argentina's Radio del Plata. "It is very difficult to leave one of the world's biggest clubs. We've had talks with Manchester, but nothing has been signed yet. Both sides have decided to wait for June to find a definitive solution. The conversations have been with the (directors) and not with (Sir Alex) Ferguson."
Staff reporter, Daily Mail

United's stroll against Fulham barely causes a ripple in the tabloids, but The Sun's back-page lead is devoted to Sir Alex's pre-match column in United Review. The United manager dismissed Chelsea's challenge after the departure of Luiz Felipe Scolari, saying: “They have played into our hands and the title race now is going to be between ourselves and Liverpool."

In The Daily Mail, Tim Nicholls looks into his crystal ball to reveal that, through the medium of guesswork, United are indeed going to win this season's league title. Having predicted the outcomes of the top five's remaining fixtures, his table ends up thus: 1st United (88pts), 2nd Liverpool (79pts), 3rd Chelsea 75pts, 4th Arsenal (73pts), 5th Aston Villa (73pts).

Round Up By Steve Bartram

OFFICIAL SPONSORS

Premier League