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23/01/2009 08:11

Papers: Nan of action

Nani Ready To Rumble
Nani has vowed to win over the doubters by recapturing his best form at Manchester United. The £19million Portuguese winger has been disappointing this term. And the arrival of Serbian Zoran Tosic this month has placed a further question mark against Nani’s future. But he responded by scoring a wonder goal against Derby in the Carling Cup victory this week and insists there is more to come. Nani, 22, admits he has been disappointed with his second season and said: “Last season was good. I was pleased with my games and my contribution to the team. This season I hoped it would be better. When I get my chances my aim is to do better than I did at the start of the season. I would like to play more times but it hasn’t been the same as last season. In some games I have done well but others not so well.”
Martin Blackburn, The Sun

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admits he will cobble together a shadow squad for Saturday's FA Cup clash with United, given his side's ongoing relegation worries. "I will field the weakest team I feasibly can at Old Trafford," he said. "That's how it has to be. We've got to rest players."

Spurs old boy Dimitar Berbatov has a huge admirer in another striker who has represented both clubs - Teddy Sheringham. The Sun report the former England star's quotes, which he told ManUtd.com yesterday: "I think he’s a player like no other. Some people want to see a bit more enthusiasm from him but that’s just how he plays football. Personally, I love it."

The Daily Mirror claims India's Sahara are the new favourites to replace AIG as the Reds' shirt sponsor in 2010, rather than Saudi Telecom.

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