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.

06/11/2009 09:16

Papers: Roo to follow Ryan

Roo wants Giggs record
Wayne Rooney seems determined new son Kai grows up a Mancunian and watches daddy playing at Old Trafford until he hangs up his boots. Rooney insists he wants to finish his career at Manchester United and emulate record appearance holder Ryan Giggs. The England strike star, 24, has racked up 252 games for United in five years and scored 105 goals. He still has some way to go to catch 35-year-old Giggs who has played 816... and counting. But he has not given up on the idea, though. Rooney said: "I hope. The number of games Giggsy has played is unbelievable and if I can get anywhere near that, I'd be delighted. I have always said I would love to end my career here and if I could emulate what Giggsy has done at this club it would be an amazing achievement."
Neil Custis, The Sun

Meanwhile, Sir Alex says his team will not freeze at Chelsea on Sunday - like they did at Anfield. "It's always hard at Chelsea but we'll deal with it better than we did at Anfield," he insisted.

Blues midfielder Deco believes Didier Drogba will be the star man on Sunday. "The big difference between us and United is in attack. Drogba is enjoying a spectacular moment in his career and is superior to the front-line of United."

In other news, the Daily Mail reports that United have been named ahead of Barcelona and Real Madrid as the best supported club in Europe.

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