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15/03/2010 09:20

Papers: Real's Roo obsession

Two-goal Roo's the real deal
Wayne Rooney showed once again why Real Madrid are 'obsessed' about signing him. The Manchester United striker scored twice in a 3-0 win over Fulham, taking his goal tally for the season to 32. The result put the champions back on top of the Premier League - and Rooney on top of the world. Now former Real president Ramon Calderon says the Spanish giants are desperate to link him with old United pal Cristiano Ronaldo. Calderon said: "It seems that it's an obsession to go for Rooney. Sometimes it's a point of money and if there's a proposal maybe there will be a deal. I don't know if it is possible to spend again another 100million Euros. I imagine in that case you would have to sell." Current Real president Florentino Perez and the rest of the world have been stunned by Rooney's goal haul. - Neil Custis, The Sun

Inevitably, Wayne dominates the post-match headlines as he gets ever closer to the 42-goals tally achieved by Cristiano Ronaldo. The Daily Mail quotes Sir Alex Ferguson: "I said a while ago it's impossible. But he's on 32, so what can I say? It's a challenge for him."

Elsewhere there are words of encouragement for ex-Reds star David Beckham, from a former United team-mate, after an Achilles injury ended his season on Sunday. Andy Cole says in The Sun, "It's devastating news for David, his heart was set on going to a fourth World Cup. But he'll come back from the injury, I don't think he'll want to retire on this note."

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