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.

08/12/2010 11:00

Papers: Anderson's aim

David McDonnell writes in The Mirror

Sir Alex issues Anderson goal challenge
Anderson scored a vital European goal for Manchester United last night - and was immediately warned by his manager he has to do it more often. The Brazilian midfielder grabbed only his second ever goal since arriving in England in 109 matches - and his first at Old Trafford - to earn a draw against Valencia, help his side top their Champions League group, and avoid big guns Real Madrid and Barcelona in the next round. Afterwards, his exacting boss Sir Alex Ferguson hailed the strike that makes United's chances of progress in the competition that much easier but insisted the £17million capture must develop his goal-scoring instinct. “I was pleased for Anderson, it was great for him to get a goal, and he took it well, but he should get more, yes,” Ferguson insisted. “He's a terrific talent the boy, great pace and power, such a strong boy and he should get more, but we are pleased with him and pleased with his goal tonight.

Unsurprisingly, today’s papers are filled with match reaction from the Reds’ 1-1 draw with Valencia in the Champions League, including coverage of Rio Ferdinand’s injury scare, as published on ManUtd.com last night.

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