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.

24/03/2010 08:42

Papers: New Neville deal?

Neville to get one-year deal
Gary Neville will be handed a one-year contract extension by Manchester United this summer. Neville has done enough to convince Sir Alex Ferguson and his coaching staff he can extend his glittering United career by one more season. The United skipper has fought back from a career-threatening ankle injury to re-establish himself as a first-team regular as the title race enters the home straight. And although Fergie knows he will not get more than 25 games out of Neville next season, the United boss wants to retain the veteran for his invaluable experience and knowledge. "I can certainly see Gary playing on next season," said Fergie. "He's a player of great willpower. He's got where he is in life because he has the will to do it. We don't play him every week because of the nature of his body. But he's showing incredible drive for a 35-year-old. I think he's a great example."
David McDonnell, Mirror

Sir Alex Ferguson has thanked Sam Allardyce for holding Chelsea to a 1-1 draw at the weekend. Big Sam told the Daily Star: “I’ve had a message from Alex saying ‘Well done, looks like the injuries didn’t bother you too much’. I’d told him before I was concerned that some players were missing."

A few of the newspapers pick up on our Darren Fletcher interview from yesterday.

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