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16/07/2010 08:38

Papers: Cantona backs caps

England must cap imports
Eric Cantona, arguably the most influential foreign player of the Premier League era, has warned that England will fail to make future World Cups unless a cap is placed on imports. Cantona, the face of a new advertising campaign to promote the breadth of sports available on Sky Sports HD, said: "Yes, [a cap] is important. You can have foreign players; but three, four or five. You must also have good, young English players because they will play with great foreign players and improve with them. They will have a chance to play with the first team and they will play to win the Premier League; big games with a lot of pressure, they will play in Europe and they will have experience of the game."
Mark Ogden, Daily Telegraph

Elsewhere, there are widespread reports of an improved contract for Wayne Rooney. The Sun claim the deal would make Rooney the highest paid player at the club, on £140,000 a week, and keep him at Old Trafford until at least 2015.

The Mirror report Sir Alex's committment to youth at Old Trafford. “The history of Manchester United is quite simple,” the boss said. “It’s always been based on young people and that’s where we’re more comfortable. I think our fans are more comfortable too."

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