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: Jose at home at OT

11/03/2009 09:01

Old Trafford feels like home
Jose Mourinho has coached teams at Old Trafford so many times since he first drew blood in Manchester five years ago that he believes it already feels like home to him. Nevertheless, the current coach of Inter Milan faces his friend and rival Sir Alex Ferguson in the Champions League tonight feeling that he — or anybody else for that matter — will have to wait a few years before they get to audition for the job as the Manchester United manager’s successor. Asked about the possibility at his press conference at Old Trafford yesterday, Mourinho said: "Yes, I think I would like it in 20 years maybe. I think so. Sir Alex will not leave yet. He is top and he is tough and he is strong. He is happy and he is winning so let him stay here for 20 more years. I hope he does, anyway." He added: "Old Trafford feels like home. Over four years I came here a lot of times, in the Premier League and for Carling Cup and FA Cup semi-finals. This stadium has been part of my life and that gives me a terrific feeling."
Ian Ladyman, Daily Mail

Meanwhile, The Sun features quotes from United Review's interview with Rio Ferdinand who claims the Old Trafford faithful can inspire the Reds to glory against Inter.

In other news, Cristiano Ronaldo admits he is struggling to control his anger as opponents continue to kick him. "I am a target so it is difficult to avoid certain things. I try to control my anger. Sometimes it’s not easy, though, and it is something I have to improve on."

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