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: Debut for Tosic?

19/01/2009 08:34

Tosic set for Rams test

Zoran Tosic is set for a surprise introduction to English football with Sir Alex Ferguson lining him up to make his debut in the Carling Cup semi-final second leg against Derby on Tuesday. The Serbian winger, who was unveiled last week following his move from Partizan Belgrade, was expected to be eased into the United first team. The 21-year-old was not supposed to be introduced for another six weeks with Ferguson wanting to ensure he was prepared for the physical demands of the Premier League. But the United manager has had a rethink and Tosic now looks likely to play some part in the match, which Derby lead 1-0 after the first leg.
James Robson, Manchester Evening News

The Daily Express reveals that Sir Alex Ferguson was about to replace Carlos Tevez with Danny Welbeck at the Reebok Stadium, only for the Argentine to lay on Dimitar Berbatov's dramatic winner. "It is a new tactic - get someone stripped on the touchline and see what happens," he joked.

The Sun claims Sir Alex's eventual successor will be a young, unproven manager. Their proof comes in the form of the Glazer family's decision to install 32-year-old Raheem Morris as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' new head coach.

Former Reds winger David Beckham, on loan at AC Milan, has had his say on the Kaka transfer saga. "Manchester City have a lot of money now," he says. "But for me, United are the only team in Manchester. We all want Kaka to stay."

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