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05/03/2010 08:33

Papers: Rod to do a Roo?

Rodwell in no hurry to follow Rooney
He has been hailed as a future England centre half, and Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to part with £20million to make him the cornerstone of Manchester United's defence, but Jack Rodwell has his own idea about where his versatile talents might best be utilised. The switch to central defence is expected to come sooner rather than later but there was a shake of the head from the Everton youngster as he contemplated his likely career path in the wake of a desperately disappointing 2-1 defeat for England Under 21s against Greece at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium on Wednesday. Despite intense transfer speculation Rodwell said: "I would like to think I am level-headed enough to deal with that side of things and not let it affect me. I just train hard every day and get on with doing my best for the team. I'm happy at Everton. I can't be anything else after the opportunity they have given me and the way things have gone."
John Edwards, Daily Mail

Rio Ferdinand will make his third comeback attempt against Wolves after a series of back problems have hampered his involvement with the Reds this term. But the influential 31-year-old says he's back for good. He told The Mirror: "This latest problem has only been a minor setback. It’s just been precautionary, me not playing. But I’m fine now.”

Ji-sung Park has a Treble in his sights after United won the Carling Cup. He tells the Daily Telegraph: "We could win the Premier League and the Champions League. We are thinking about that. We just have to do the same as last year and remain focused on every single match. I feel confident."

The Times claims that "sixty super-rich investors have pledged up to £1.5billion in a bid to seize control of United".

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