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.

19/04/2010 08:30

Papers: One more year?

Ferguson out, Mourinho in
Sir Alex Ferguson will quit Manchester United at the end of next season – and Jose Mourinho will succeed him. Ferguson aims to complete an unprecedented 25 seasons in charge at Old Trafford before calling time on the most successful managerial career in history. By then, the man who took over in November 1986, hopes to have steered United to a record number of title wins and, hopefully, a third Champions League success. Starsport understands United have already lined up the charismatic Mourinho, currently in charge of Inter Milan. Ferguson, who will be 69 on December 31, has been involved in discussions about his successor for the past few years.
Bill Thornton, Daily Star

Gary Neville reveals that Sir Alex got his players charged up for Saturday's game by asking his men: "Do you want to win this title?"

The Star, and most other newspapers, run with the picture of Neville giving Paul Scholes a big kiss in the derby celebrations on Saturday. Not for the feint-hearted!

The Guardian praises United's ability to "keep cool when the heat is on, trusting their passing game when others would resort to kick-and-hope".

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