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.

31/03/2010 09:06

Papers: All is not lost

Fergie: We'll still go th-roo

Defiant Sir Alex Ferguson insisted Manchester United can still win the Champions League - even without injured Wayne Rooney.
The United boss suffered a double nightmare here in Munich as United crashed to Bayern with virtually the last kick of the game. And Rooney limped off in agony with an injured right ankle. "An away goal is always an advantage, no question about that. And the tie is not dead," said Sir Alex. "Bayern have a strong chance but on our own ground we should have a real chance of progressing. Our possession was just not good enough. "It is hard to explain because it is something we pride ourselves on and it has been integral to our progress this year. That was a disappointment to me."
Neil Custis, The Sun

All the papers react to Rooney's injury with The Sun declaring the nation should 'pray.' Edwin van der Sar insists United have the strength in depth to cope without Rooney. "Against Bolton we also played with some other players. It can happen in the season. You always want your best players available but we know the players coming in can also do a good job."

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