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17/08/2010 09:42

Papers: Golden oldies

21-goal salute: Giggs' amazing record
Sir Alex Ferguson hailed the enduring class of Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs after his old-boys got Manchester United's Premier League season off to a winning start. Scholes and Giggs, who turn 36 and 37 respectively in November, rolled back the years to upstage United's young guns as Fergie's men put newly-promoted Newcastle to the sword. Giggs maintained his remarkable record of scoring in every one of his 21 seasons for United - 19 in the Premier League - with the third goal, while Scholes set up two and began the move which led to the other. Fergie was initially unaware Giggs had score in every season but joked: "That's amazing - I may give him a rest now."
David McDonnell, Daily Mirror

Many of the papers pick up on Sir Alex's post-match praise for Giggs and Scholes with headlines like 'Old Routine' (Daily Telegraph), 'Very Old Trafford' (The Times) and 'Bless 'em - Fergie hails his golden oldies' (The Sun).

Predictably there's also a bit of harsh criticism for Wayne Rooney after his barren run for the club continued - 'Roon still out of Toon - United cruise but Wayne misses boat.' (Daily Express). Better news for Wazza - his nomination for UEFA Club Footballer of the Year - is reported in the Daily Mail and The Sun.

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