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United go mad for Mod style
Manchester United have made Luka Modric their No 1 summer transfer target. The Red Devils are preparing a £25million bid for Tottenham's 24-year-old Croatian midfielder. United boss Sir Alex Ferguson sees Modric as a young Paul Scholes, an attacking midfielder and ball player who can make United tick. Fergie was even full of praise for Modric in his programme notes ahead of their 3-1 home win over Spurs on Saturday. Talking about the 5ft 8in player and other small talents in football he commented: "And I give you another wee man who'll be at Old Trafford this afternoon: Luka Modric, who is playing out of his skin at the moment."
Neil Custis, The Sun
Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo are rumoured to be poised to sign deals to take part in an "explosive personal showdown" - "a high-pressure skills contest at London's O2 Arena to decide the world's most skilful player". Quite what is explosive about it, we're not sure. But it sounds intriguing.
England legend Geoff Hurst would love to see Reds midfielder Paul Scholes enticed out of international retirement for one last hurrah at the World Cup.