The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.
Kettering player-manager Lee Harper is desperate to face United in the FA Cup again according to the Daily Star's Graham Hill. The goalkeeper-come-boss saved a Diego Forlan penalty in the Reds' 3-0 victory over Northampton, in the fourth round in 2003/04.
Jeremy Wilson of The Telegraph describes Ryan Giggs as “unique” as he touts him for the 2009 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. The same article quotes Wayne Rooney on his "privilege" to play alongside the Welsh wizard.
“Hey, leave those kids alone!” is the Pink Floyd-esque cry from Sir Alex in a number of newspapers. United’s youngsters are set to be given another chance in tomorrow’s Carling Cup tie with Spurs, despite receiving media criticism following last week's defeat to Besiktas. You can read what the boss had to say about the critics in Football News.