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.

25/05/2010 08:36

Papers: Wayne OK

Never fear, Rooney’s fine
Fabio Capello last night played down an injury scare over star striker Wayne Rooney. The Manchester United hitman wanted to come off a couple of minutes from time against Mexico. The England chief revealed: "Rooney said he had a small problem in his neck but it is not a problem. He wanted to come off for the last two minutes but I had made all the substitutions, so it was impossible to change. Rooney is OK. At this moment he just needs to play and find his form."
The Sun

The Daily Telegraph reckons Michael Carrick's World Cup place is in jeopardy after an uninspiring display in England's 3-1 friendly win over Mexico on Monday night. The Times says England's tentative midfield performance at Wembley illustrates why Capello was so keen to persuade Paul Scholes to come out of retirement.

United's new signing Javier Hernandez made an appearance off the bench for the visitors, though some papers note that he struggled to make an impact on the game.

Meanwhile, Jack Rodwell, who signed a new five-year contract with Everton on Monday, says he was flattered by reported interest from United but that he never had any intention of leaving the Toffees.

"To be linked with clubs like United is an honour, but I'm perfectly happy to be at Everton and it is a great club," the 19-year-old said.

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