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.

30/09/2009 06:37

Papers: Reds eye defender?

United join Chelsea in Cahill hunt
Manchester United are the latest club to keep tabs on Bolton defender Gary Cahill. Alex Ferguson's scouts saw him net his first goal for the Trotters during the Carling Cup win over West Ham last week. Cahill, 23, has attracted interest from Chelsea, Juventus and AC Milan. Now Fergie sees him as cover - and one day a possible replacement - for Rio Ferdinand. England manager Fabio Capello has already given glowing references after calling him up to his squad for the World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan in June. But Bolton boss Gary Megson has vowed not to flog Cahill in January, with the player signing a new three-year deal this summer. He said: "Football-wise, it would be suicide to sell him in January. We did brilliantly to remove an escape clause from his deal in the summer. Now we don't need to sell."
Phil Thomas, The Sun

There is widespread coverage for Sir Alex Ferguson's pre-match press conference ahead of Wolfsburg's visit. The chief stories are his warning of the Germans' attacking threat, and his assertion that Wayne Rooney can become the world's best player.

The Daily Mail carries quotes from ex-United striker Carlos Tevez. The Argentinian refused to celebrate after scoring against his former side, West Ham, earlier this week, but insists: "If I score in the next derby then I am sure that I will celebrate."

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