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.

28/01/2010 08:56

Papers: Last-gasp Wazza

Wayne finds the killer blow
To Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Teddy Sheringham now add the name Wayne Rooney. To the list of great stoppage-time goals from the men who have so valiantly served Sir Alex Ferguson in 23 remarkable years at Manchester United, add the header that the finest striker in England produced to settle this stunning Carling Cup semi-final on Wednesday night. It was an extraordinary encounter. From Ferguson's decision to start with Rio Ferdinand to the sight of Michael Carrick seemingly securing victory with a quite brilliant, 71st-minute finish. From the moment when Carlos Tevez dared try to extend it for a further 30 nerve-shredding minutes, possibly even penalties, to the explosion of emotion when Rooney struck in the second minute of second-half stoppage time. 'The white Pele' was how one poster described him here at Old Trafford and the greatest player in history would not have disapproved. For Ferguson this would have been every bit as sweet as that Every bit as satisfying when the thought of losing to those 'noisy neighbours' at Manchester City amounted to the stuff of nightmares at the Theatre of Dreams.
Matt Lawton, Daily Mail

All the papers feature quotes and opinions on United's last-gasp victory over City with Sir Alex hailing Rooney as ‘world class.'

The Daily Express report that United's game against Arsenal on Sunday will be the first ever shown in 3D.

In other news, The Sun claims Anderson will be fined and sold by United after reportedly going awol in Brazil.

Round Up By Gemma Thompson

OFFICIAL SPONSORS

Premier League