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: Vidic snubs Serie A

20/03/2009 09:55

Vidic rules out United exit
Nemanja Vidic's agent has told Italy's leading clubs to forget any plans they have to buy the Manchester United defender this summer. Vidic has been arguably the best defender in the Premier League this season and is thought to be in the running for the PFA Player of the Year award. And the Serbian's performances have attracted the attention of Serie A scouts with AC Milan and Juventus both reportedly considering a move. However, Silvano Martina says they would be wasting their time, adding: "He plays for Manchester United and is not on the market. There's no way an Italian club could sign him. They don't have the means, and he is happy at Manchester. "He is European and world champion, as a consequence, moving away could only be a step backward. He is an unquestionable starter for the Red Devils."
Metro

The Champions League draw dominates the papers today, with Barcelona's Carles Puyol revealing he'd prefer to avoid United and Wayne Rooney declaring the holders would be happy to face Liverpool. Cristiano Ronaldo's praise of Bayern Munich, first reported on ManUtd.com on Thursday, is also widely reported.

The Daily Telegraph carries a piece in which Ryan Giggs is lauded by PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor, while several newspapers run with Paul Gascoigne's admission that he should have joined United in 1988.

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