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.

16/03/2010 08:38

Papers: Gill defends strategy

We have no money troubles, says Gill
David Gill, Manchester United's chief executive, has rejected claims by the Red Knights, the group of wealthy investors seeking to takeover the club, that the Glazers are working to an unsustainable business model at Old Trafford. Gill yesterday mounted his latest defence of the running of the club after announcing a second major sponsorship deal – with Turkish Airlines – in less than a week. "People presuppose we have financial problems," said Gill. "We do not believe that is the correct situation. We are very comfortable and we have a sensible business strategy that will continue for many years to come."
Robin Scott-Elliot, The Independent

Elsewhere, quotes from Ji-sung Park in praise of Wayne Rooney are widely reported. You can read our interview with the Korean now.

Nani is happy to be developing his talents at United. "This club is good at making players grow up and learn to be a man, to be a player," he said in an interview on Monday. "That happened to me a couple of months ago and now I'm feeling very happy and strong."

The Telegraph carries a piece from Sir Bobby Charlton in which the United legend expresses his dismay at David Beckham's Achilles injury, and says that if this is the end of his career, he's glad the former Reds midfielder had the chance to say farewell to the Old Trafford faithful.

The Manchester Evening News is reporting that Ryan Giggs will be fit for Sunday's clash with Liverpool, and also that United are monitoring Stockport County youth team captain and centre-back Sam Barnes after a recommendation by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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