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.

23/09/2009 08:18

Papers: Follow Gary's lead

Redknapp salutes Neville


Harry Redknapp takes his Tottenham side to Preston in the Carling Cup tonight urging them to show the same passion for their club as Gary Neville does for Manchester United. Neville’s controversial celebrations after United won the derby on Sunday have been
condemned by the FA, but Redknapp said: "Look at the excitement Neville showed and he was only a sub. He was jumping higher than Fergie. I remember losing at Bolton last year and looking at our bench — two of them were asleep with hats pulled down and blankets over them. I said, “It’s hard for 30 grand a week” and “Sorry for dragging you away from your missus”. United’s players don’t sit there feeling down. It’s something they develop, the mentality is brilliant."
Simon Cass, Daily Mail

Neville and Craig Bellamy have escaped with warnings about their behaviour during the Manchester derby. Bellamy clashed with a fan on the pitch, while Neville sprinted down the touchline to celebrate United's winning goal in front of the away fans.

The Sun claims Ben Foster is facing the axe for Saturday's trip to Stoke. Tomasz Kuszczak will play in goal tonight against Wolves and if he has a good game he will stay in goal for the visit to the Britannia Stadium.

In other news, the Daily Mirror reckons Sir Alex has ordered Federico Macheda and Danny Welbeck to work harder if they want more first team action. Meanwhile, The Times say United legend and club ambassador Bryan Robson is due to be named the new Thailand boss.

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