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29/09/2009 10:05

Papers: United's no.1 target

Fergie's No.1 target is Rui
Sporting Lisbon keeper Rui Patricio last night confirmed Manchester United are on his trail. Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson is seeking another keeper with Edwin van der Sar due to retire next summer. Current first-choice Ben Foster has failed to convince, while Polish stopper Tomasz Kuszczak is considering his future after losing out to his English rival. And Fergie is tempted to move for Patricio. “It is a fact that Manchester United have been observing Rui Patricio,” the 21-year-old’s agent Carlos Goncalves revealed.
George Scott, Daily Star

James Ducker in The Times has been on the hunt for statistics to demonstrate why Paul Scholes is still one of the best in the business. He writes: “Scholes is the most accurate passer in the top flight this season. A remarkable 92.6 per cent of his 309 attempted passes have been successful.”

According to Kevin McCarra of The Guardian, United have already found their successor to Cristiano Ronaldo in Ryan Giggs. Continuing the praise for Ryan's eye-catching displays this season, McCarra says: “Giggs can end his career as he began it – the league's brightest talent.”

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