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.

12/03/2010 09:56

Papers: Neville for England?

Reds skipper back in the international fold?


Gary Neville has shot back into the reckoning for England's World Cup squad. The defender, 35, was superb as Manchester United crushed AC Milan 4-0 at Old Trafford in the Champions League. Tuesday night's display, which included a fine cross to set up Wayne Rooney's first goal, did not go unnoticed by England coach Fabio Capello. Neville is third-choice right-back for England behind Glen Johnson and United team-mate Wes Brown. He has won 85 caps but his last one was in February 2007. Neville said: "I have not retired. I am playing for United and would play for my country.”
Shaun Custis – The Sun

David McDonnell, writing in the Mirror, takes a slightly different angle on England’s most capped right-back. While Sir Alex says his captain is “remarkable”, Neville allegedly admitted he faces a battle to convince his boss that he is worthy of one more year at Old Trafford. McDonnell quotes Neville as saying, "The manager will decide that. I'm just here to play when selected and I feel good.”

Finally, the Daily Mail report on some low-profile transfer gossip. They say that: “Manchester City are to rival United’s move for Nigeria U17 midfielder Ramon Azeez. United are also monitoring Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firminio, 18, who plays for second division side Figueirense.”

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