Fergie’s now the real Lou-ser
It now seems crazy that Sir Alex Ferguson let Louis Saha leave Manchester United last summer for nothing. Admittedly Saha did have a torrid time with injuries while he was at Old Trafford, but there has never been any doubt about his quality. And the French star has been ramming that quality down Fergie’s throat at Everton with some fantastic displays, crowned with his double against Chelsea on Wednesday. His goals against Chelsea did help United in the title race, but Fergie must be kicking himself. To think that he spent £30m on Dimitar Berbatov and then took a gamble on Michael Owen, while Saha has been in better form than the pair of them all season. Imagine how good United might be at the moment if Wayne Rooney had hotshot Saha in support or at the very least had him coming off the bench?
Danny Fullbrook, Daily Star
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Elsewhere, there’s widespread coverage of Ryan Giggs’ arm injury, with many of the papers highlighting the fact that he’ll miss the Carling Cup final.
Wayne Rooney also earns more praise in the press. Andy Cole is quoted in The Mirror: “Each time I go to Manchester United to watch the game, I drool when I watch him. I look at him playing and think that sometimes he’s carrying United in the same way Cristiano Ronaldo did. He’s that influential.”
Meanwhile, The Daily Mail claim United are on the trail of Benfica defender David Luiz. The Brazilian, 22, has also reportedly attracted interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona.