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.

18/05/2010 08:33

Papers: Foster set for Blues

Foster set for Blues move
Ben Foster is expected to complete a £6million move from Manchester United to Birmingham on Tuesday. A fee was agreed between the two clubs last week and Foster is expected in the midlands on Tuesday morning for a medical that will seal his Old Trafford exit. Although he began last term with high hopes of ousting Edwin van der Sar from his status as United's first-choice keeper, Foster's chance disappeared with high-profile mistakes against Manchester City and Sunderland during a two-month period at the start of the campaign when the veteran Dutchman was missing through injury. Despite these blunders, Foster was handed successive England starts, against Belarus and Brazil, leading to an expectation he would claim a place in Fabio Capello's World Cup squad.
Sports staff, Daily Mirror

Gary Neville has expressed his surprise at England boss Fabio Capello's decision to only include one right-back - Glen Johnson - in his provisional 30-man World Cup squad, leaving himself and Wes Brown out of the reckoning. "I wouldn't say I'm overly disappointed not to be in the initial 30-man England World Cup squad," he said. "I thought there was a chance I could get in but I was under no illusions how tough it would be, after not being named in the squad for a year. I'm slightly surprised there is only one right-back in the entire squad, but I'm probably more surprised Wes Brown isn't in the 30."

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