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.

Papers: Rio may accept ban

09/02/2010 09:56

Rio may accept ban
Rio Ferdinand, the new England captain, was still agonising on Monday night over whether he should withdraw his appeal against a four-match ban as a gesture of goodwill to the Football Association. The ban was increased by one match after Ferdinand's initial appeal and, despite a sense of injustice at Manchester United, there is an expectation that the subsequent appeal will be withdrawn. Ferdinand will be aware of the embarrassment that could be caused by a hearing on Friday, just a week after he was chosen by Fabio Capello to lead England at the World Cup. It is understood that the FA is also keen for him to withdraw the appeal, although the ultimate decision will rest with United.
Jeremy Wilson, Telegraph

Rio Ferdinand has launched his own new fashion range, called Five.

The Daily Star claims Edwin van der Sar's praise of Tomasz Kuszczak in United Review heels a rift with his Polish team-mate. The supposed 'rift' stems from a joke Tomasz made to MUTV, in which he said, “[Edwin] doesn’t help me very much. I have told him a few times to give me some advice because he has so much more experience and many more games under his belt. Maybe he doesn't like me." How could the press miss that famous Polish sense of humour...

David Beckham says it's his dream to take sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz to Old Trafford one day, while the Daily Star reports that Beckham wouldn't celebrate if he scores against United.  Read our exclusive interview with Beckham.

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