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.

17/03/2009 09:36

Papers: Wenger backs Reds

Wenger backs Red Devils for title


Arsene Wenger reckons Liverpool's win over Manchester United "flattered" Rafael Benitez's side and insists United are still favourites to win the league. Wenger, whose side are 13 points behind United, is unconvinced anyone can catch the champions, despite Liverpool's win on Saturday. "There are two things I'd like to say. Firstly, congratulations to Liverpool for winning with an emphatic score, but I think... it is a very flattering score. For big spells in the game, Manchester United dominated but they made mistakes on the day that usually they don't do. Some players looked a bit mentally tired. It opens up the race for the title, even though I still believe Manchester United are in a strong position with the game in hand."
Sam Wallace, The Independent

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright recalls the season when the Gunners clawed back a 12-point gap to win the league after winning at Old Trafford 11 years ago to the day that Liverpool did.

John Terry has warned United: "We're coming to get you - and we'll never give up." He said: "United have good players but after a big defeat like they had this weekend, you never know how they will react."

In other news, the Daily Mail report that Zenit St Petersburg are preparing a £4million bid for United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak.

Round Up By Gemma Thompson

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