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.

25/09/2009 09:45

Papers: Ronny loves United

I love United


Cristiano Ronaldo still watches every Manchester United game on TV and has backed Nani to fill the void left by his Old Trafford exit. Ronaldo revealed his affection for United, despite leaving for a world record £80milion fee in the summer after six years at Old Trafford. "Every time I can I try to watch United's games on television," said Ronaldo. "I still like to know what's happening at Old Trafford. And despite now being at Real, I'm always happy when I know United have won. I've also seen that Nani is playing much more than he was last season. That's good for him and he will benefit from that. Now he has more opportunities to play, he will be able to show the fans just how a great player he is."
David McDonnell, The Mirror

Shaun Custis of The Sun continues to focus on the Manchester derby, reporting on Steve Bruce’s comments that referee’s fear of the infamous ‘Fergie hairdryer’ is a factor in the amount of injury time they add on.

United starlet Danny Welbeck has lavished praise on Michael Owen. "You always learn from his movement, it's unbelievable. I knew he was round the corner and I knew where he was going next,” Welbeck said.

The Telegraph say Owen is still out in the cold for England, despite the striker’s recent impressive form. Jason Burt writes that “despite impressing in his past two performances for United – and scoring the winner on Sunday – Owen still has some way to go to force himself into the reckoning."

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