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.

20/07/2009 09:49

Papers: Wazza's vow

Roo: I'll make up for two
Wayne Rooney vowed to fill the goals gap left by the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez. The pair hit 101 goals between them during the past two seasons. But Rooney, 23, is now looking forward to playing as a central striker and forging partnerships with new-signing Michael Owen and Dimitar Berbatov. He said: "With Cristiano going, it leaves a huge hole when it comes to goals and that is why it's important myself, Berba and Michael chip in a bit. We all need to score more goals, especially me and Berba, than we did last year."
Neil Custis, The Sun

Rooney also goes on to back his new strike partner to succeed at Old Trafford: "Michael's a great goal-scorer, a good finisher, and we’re all sure he’ll bring us some goals. The move will give him a new lease of life."

Meanwhile, Reds' legend Eric Cantona has taunted big-spending Manchester City by claiming they will never be as big as United. "Money is great, but it's important to work with young English players. United are the perfect example of that," said the Frenchman.

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