The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

20/12/2010 10:30

Papers: Nasri taunts United

Paul Jiggins writes in The Sun

Nasri: United had snow hope
Arsenal star Samir Nasri has taunted title rivals Manchester United by saying: It's a good job your game at Chelsea yesterday was snowed off because you would not have won anyway. The Gunners midfielder also reckons the Red Devils will struggle to win their game in hand at Blackpool. And while his Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas questions whether the north Londoners bottle it in big games, Nasri believes the race for the title remains wide open. Arsenal lost top spot when they went down 1-0 to United at Old Trafford last Monday. But Nasri said: “I think the title is definitely within our reach. For a start, United were supposed to play against Chelsea and I couldn't see them winning that. I also think their game in hand isn't a foregone conclusion because winning at Blackpool is not easy.”

United are reportedly preparing a £15million move for Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Danny in the January transfer window. According to The Metro, Sir Alex Ferguson has singled out the highly-rated Portuguese international as the long-term successor to Paul Scholes.

Darren Fletcher has warned United’s rivals his team-mates are fitter than ever and ready for a title push in the New Year. The midfielder is quoted in the Manchester Evening News: “We have fantastic facilities at Carrington right down to the fine detail of wearing heart-rate monitors every day. In the last 18 months or so the club has also introduced injury-prevention work. It is all new revolutionary stuff and it makes a difference.”

More: Chelsea game postponed | Secrets of Sir Alex success | Ando's reaping rewards

Round Up By Mark Froggatt


Premier League