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: Neville to wait

02/03/2010 09:21

Neville waits to decide future
Gary Neville has shelved all thoughts about his future until the end of the season. The 35-year-old's present contract at Manchester United comes to an end this summer and, so far, there have been no hints he is going to get another one. After almost three seasons blighted by injury, Neville realises he needs to put a string of consistent performances together before he can think about another extension. With three appearances in a week behind him, culminating in yesterday's Carling Cup final victory over Aston Villa, Neville is on the right path. And he is anxious not to have his attention deflected by worries over his contract. "I have got to decide what I want to do myself first," he said. "Obviously the club will play a big part in that and I need to speak to the manager because he will have a big say in it as well. But really, I am not even thinking about it. At my age I just want to stay fit and concentrate on the last two months of the season. I will look at it then. I have my own idea but for the time being I want to concentrate on football."
Staff reporter, Daily Mail

Meanwhile, The Sun claim United have stepped up their pursuit of Argentine ace Angel Di Maria. Sir Alex could have to cough up £36million for the 22-year-old Benfica winger who hit a hat-trick in Saturday's 4-0 win at Leixoes with United scouts watching. Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Barcelona and Juventus are also keen.

In other news, Wayne Rooney has credited team-mate Antonio Valencia for the upsurge in his goalscoring record this season. "Over the last few months, Antonio has been a brilliant player and a good outlet. When the delivery into the box is good, you can work on your movement and your timing," says Wazza. Fellow striker Michael Owen should go to the World Cup, according to former England front man Ian Wright.

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