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Several of today’s newspapers speculate on the date of United’s rearranged trip to Chelsea. ManUtd.com can confirm the game will be played on Tuesday 1 March at 19:45, subject to neither team being involved in an FA Cup fifth-round replay.
Elsewhere, there’s widespread coverage of the news, revealed on ManUtd.com on Thursday, that Edwin van der Sar is set to retire at the end of the season. The Sun and the Daily Express quote Sir Alex’s regret at not signing the Dutchman earlier in his career, while The Telegraph profiles goalkeepers who might ‘tempt’ United.
On Thursday Sir Alex quashed speculation suggesting he might re-sign David Beckham – that’s reported in the Daily Mail, along with quotes from Sunderland striker and United fan Asamoah Gyan, who’ll put sentimentality to one side this weekend.