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19/08/2010 06:54

Papers: Sir Alex's ally

Giggs loses fear of Fergie
Ryan Giggs has become one of Alex Ferguson's closest allies at Old Trafford. But he spent 10 years doing his best to avoid the Manchester United boss. Giggs admits his relationship with Fergie has changed over the last two decades. The Welsh wizard revealed: "My relationship with him is different. When I first met him, I was 13. For the next 10 years you try to keep out of the way. That's particularly the case when you've had a bad game. But he asks your advice more now than when you were a younger player. You have that experience, you're in the changing room day in, day out."
Martin Blackburn, The Sun

features in a few papers as they publish quotes from ManUtd.com's exclusive conversation with the Brazilian. "Anderson is a driven man," reports the Daily Express with a reference to his recent road accident. The paper says the South American is "vowing to put his Manchester United career back on track after a nightmare year."

Meanwhile, Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says the Blues' signing blitz is over for this transfer window and he has hit back at Sir Alex's attack on 'kamikaze spending'. "It's normal when you want to buy a good player that you have to spend money, this is the market," he said. "It is not important for me (what Ferguson says). I respect his opinion, but I repeat that United, like City, have spent a lot of money in the past."

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