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.

22/09/2009 07:14

Papers: Reward for Owen

Owen set to face Wolves
Michael Owen is set to be rewarded for his injury-time winner against Manchester City on Sunday with a rare start for Manchester United in Wednesday's Carling Cup tie against Wolves. Owen, 29, settled the 152nd Manchester derby by scoring a goal six minutes into stoppage time to secure a 4-3 victory at Old Trafford. Sir Alex Ferguson has used Owen sparingly since his free-transfer arrival from Newcastle United in July, with the former Liverpool striker starting just one game for the club so far this season. But Ferguson is expected to make changes to his starting line-up as United begin their defence of the Carling Cup against Mick McCarthy's Wolves and Owen has been pencilled in to start alongside either Danny Welbeck or Federico Macheda.
Mark Ogden, Daily Telegraph

Unied's dramatic derby victory is again featured heavily in all the papers with the Telegraph claiming Gary Neville could be charged with improper conduct and issued with a one-game suspension for his celebrations near the City fans following Owen's winner. Craig Bellamy could be banned for three matches for violent conduct after confronting a fan who ran onto the pitch.

Meanwhile, United look set to escape a FIFA investigation into their attempted recruitment of Italian teenager Michele Fornasier following Fiorentina's failure to supply sufficient evidence to support their complaint.

Sir Alex attended Sir Bobby Robson's memorial service on Monday and paid the ultimate tribute to his great friend by identifying him as his inspiration.

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