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.

18/02/2009 08:48

Papers: Wenger lauds Reds

Wenger warns United are 'untouchable'


Arsene Wenger last night warned Manchester United have become the Premier League’s “untouchables.” Wenger, the manager of Arsenal's “Invincibles”, who won the Premier League title without losing a game in 2004, used to have a fierce rivalry with Sir Alex Ferguson but admits the Gunners have fallen alarmingly behind leaders United this season. Gunners boss Wenger says it is a “certainty“ that United will beat Fulham tonight to go five points clear of Liverpool and a staggering 15 points ahead of Arsenal. "Manchester United look untouchable at the moment because they are 12 points ahead of us and have a game against Fulham they will certainly win,” said Wenger. "Their results are really consistent but they win 1-0. You always think they will drop a point or maybe more than a point but no they always manage to find from somewhere the resources to win the game."
John Cross and David McDonnell, Daily Mirror

Ahead of the Reds' game-in-hand against Fulham on Wednesday, Sir Alex Ferguson is aiming for a ninth straight Premier League victory. "We've been on a good run lately and what we want now is a really great run," he says.

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson has been spelling out his admiration for Sir Alex and his side ahead of Wednesday's game, telling his pre-match press conference: "You can name any member of the United team and they all frighten me."

The Daily Mail's Martin Samuel insists United are ahead of Liverpool in the title race, 'because they have a better team.' He illustrates his point by picking an XI made up of players from both squads, and only three Liverpool players make the cut. The side lines up thus: Van der Sar; Carragher, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra; Gerrard, Fletcher, Giggs; Rooney, Torres, Ronaldo.

Round Up By Steve Bartram

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