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.

30/06/2010 08:45

Papers: Speedy Hernandez

Hernandez puts foot down
Fifa has officially announced that Mexico and new Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is the fastest player at the World Cup in South Africa, with a top speed of 19.97mph. That compares with Usain Bolt's average speed of 23mph when running 100m in 9.58sec.
Sports staff, The Independent

Gary Neville has hit out at the English Football Association for taking two weeks to assess the future of manager Fabio Capello. Neville writes in his Times column: "England are out of the World Cup and, surprise, surprise, we are talking about sacking the manager. Again. But if that was a reaction I expected from some fans and pundits, I was disappointed — although not exactly shocked — to hear wavering coming out of the FA. One minute these guys are talking about Capello as world class, now they need a fortnight to decide if he is the man for them after all. What are they waiting for — to see what’s in the newspapers? Where is the backbone?"

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said he may be willing to go back on his initial stance on goal-line technology. He has in the past insisted that the "human aspect" of the game must be retained and technology ruled out. But now he has promised to make goal-line technology an agenda point at a meeting of the International FA Board in July.

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