Papers: Old guard on fire
Fergie's old guard storm the summit
The man to my left called it a '2-0 massacre'. There was no better way to put it. Manchester United were sublime; Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs exceptional. But Stoke, the home team, were lamentable. Unambitious and lacking in purpose, adventure and, at times, basic technique. Whatever happened to the more competitive Barclays Premier League everybody keeps talking about? Burnley lose 5-0 at Tottenham, Hull ship six at Anfield and then this. Thank heaven for Wigan. They came to the Britannia Stadium in their thousands, full of hope, expectation and excitement. Stoke had run Chelsea close this season and had won three other home games. They left in resigned silence after seeing their side outplayed and outrun. Ian Ladyman, Daily MailThe Sun
will ask old pal Cristiano Ronaldo
for advice to help improve his game after a disappointing display at the Britannia Stadium. "Cristiano and I talk a lot," Nani is quoted as saying. "We speak about my own game and he gives me confidence to go out and perform."
Talking of Ronaldo
, the Daily Mail
feature quotes from Sir Alex
who has backed the ex-Red to end the season as the top scorer in Spain.
The paper also reports that Wayne Rooney
will join United team-mates Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes
and Edwin van der Sar
on a course to earn their UEFA coaching qualifications.