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: Vida staying put

19/02/2010 10:28

Vidic: I'll stay at United


Nemanja Vidic insists he has no intention of quitting Old Trafford. The Manchester United defender, 28, also rapped claims his working relationship with boss Alex Ferguson has broken down. Vidic said: "I have never had a conflict of any kind with Sir Alex Ferguson and speculation I want to leave United is completely untrue. I have a contract until the summer of 2012 and intend to see it through to the very last day. United have made me the player I am today and there is no substance whatsoever in rumours I have been looking for a move away to either Real Madrid or AC Milan." Serb Vidic has been struggling with a leg injury and his last outing came in the 5-0 win over Wigan on December 30. But he added: "I think I will return to action very quickly and hopefully I will be back to my best as soon as I am picked in the starting line-up again."
Steve Page, The Sun

In other news, Sir Alex says he has finally found Wayne Rooney's perfect position. "We probably didn't use him properly last season," said the boss. "We probably exploited his eagerness and enthusiasm to play anywhere. But we know his strengths, we know where he's best and that's where we're using him this season."

The Daily Mail features quotes from the manager who explains why he was shouting at Jonny Evans during Tuesday's win over AC Milan. "I was just giving him a gentle bit of advice!" he joked. "Our whole back four were going to get it, but he’s unfortunate he was the nearest defender to me. They had to compose themselves, that was the most important thing. After that, they settled and got very composed and got back to their normal game.

Meanwhile, the Daily Star claims Ajax attacker Luis Suarez wants to join United. The Uruguayan international was linked with a move to Old Trafford earlier in the season.

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