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.

Papers: Scholes goal a blow

21/04/2010 08:08

Lampard admits to United fear

Frank Lampard last night admitted Chelsea were spooked by Paul Scholes’ last-gasp stunner in the Manchester derby – but vowed Chelsea will still lift the title. England ace Lampard’s 22nd competitive goal of another remarkably prolific campaign was not enough to prevent Carlo Ancelotti’s Blues slipping to a 2-1 defeat at Spurs a few hours after Scholes salvaged a Manchester United victory at Eastlands. The Chelsea players watched the last moments of that match together and were rocked by the ramifications as they failed to get their game going at White Hart Lane. Lampard said: “What happened on Saturday was disappointing, especially with Manchester United’s result. When they scored in the last minute it was hard. If they had drawn the game it would have left us in a very healthy position but now it’s tighter."

The Daily Express claim Dimitar Berbatov's agent has said the striker is "happy" in England, despite recent rumours linking the Bulgarian to moves in Spain and Italy.

Meanwhile, The Sun say Sir Alex would like David Moyes to take over at Old Trafford when he eventually retires. Neil Custis writes: "Ferguson, 68, is convinced that Everton boss Moyes can provide the continuity United crave to keep them challenging for the top honours."

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