The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.
The Mirror suggests Sir Alex may be tempted to swoop for Valencia striker David Villa. The United boss was linked with the Spanish international last summer but was apparently put off by the £46million price tag. However, the Mirror claims "Dimitar Berbatov's indifferent form has left the door open for a top-flight striker to join for next season."
Many papers have highlighted the performance of Wayne Rooney following his two goals in United’s 3-0 win over West Ham. The Sun quoted Sir Alex as saying, "If he (Wayne) continues to improve at the current rate he will be a complete player, ready to join the distinguished band of United legends.” Meanwhile the same paper also looked at Gianfranco Zola’s comments that Rooney has the ‘Midas touch’ and is the favourite to win this season's Golden Boot award for the top Barclays Premier League goal scorer.