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.

26/11/2009 10:44

Papers: Ex-Red to Anfield?

Ruud to sign for Liverpool
Ruud van Nistelrooy is ready to reject a move to Arsenal to rescue Liverpool's season. The Real Madrid striker needs to play regular football to secure his place in Holland's World Cup squad and is expected to be allowed to leave the Bernabeu at Christmas. Rafa Benitez will not be allowed to spend his way out of Liverpool's current crisis, so must raise any funds he wants to splash in the January transfer window - or make loan signings. Benitez was told his job at the club is completely safe, even after his team crashed out of the Champions League  - with a game still left to play - on Tuesday night. He has also been told that former Manchester United star Van Nistelrooy is ready to turn down interest from  the Gunners in a bid to secure a move to Liverpool.
David Maddock, Daily Mirror

Several papers pick a scapegoat for United's first European home defeat since Milan in 2005 - for example, "(Ben) Foster suffers another uncomfortable spell in the spotlight" in The Times and "Foster's slip lands United youngsters unwanted record" in The Guardian.

The tabloids prefer to lead on Sir Alex Ferguson's anger at not being awarded a late penalty - "Fergie attack on referee as home run ends" (Daily Mail) and "Fergie pen fury as Utd lose first Euro home game in 4.5 years." (The Sun)

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