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: Golden oldies

17/08/2010 09:42

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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