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: Coyle's awe

26/03/2010 09:44

Coyle tips Sir Alex to stick around for a while

Bolton boss Owen Coyle is backing Sir Alex Ferguson to stay around long enough to build a new Manchester United team. Coyle is watching his managerial role model push on for yet another title - with many counting down the clock towards the time when he and some of his older stars will stop. But the Wanderers chief reckons there is a lot more life in the old United dog and believes he will also find a way to replace his evergreens Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes before he finishes. Coyle is a staggering 25 years younger than his managerial rival but is backing him to be around for a lot longer - and putting together yet another side before he goes. The Bolton chief said: "Sir Alex just keeps building teams. He loses players of unbelievable stature and still does it. That is why he is the best in world football. His record is second to none, nobody else adds bits and pieces to their team every season like he does. Giggs and Scholes will be difficult to replace because of the service they have given to the club. But being the man he is nobody would put it past Sir Alex doing it again." - Alan Nixon, The Mirror

After concerns over the state of Wayne Rooney’s fitness, the Telegraph subtly suggests Sir Alex might be playing mind games with United's title rivals.

Several papers pick up on ManUtd.com's exclusive from yesterday, regarding Owen Hargreaves' involvement in first-team training.

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