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.

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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