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.

19/11/2010 09:29

Papers: Keeper deal close?

The Daily Express reports...

Fergie eyes new keeper
Having rebuffed talk of his own retirement, Sir Alex Ferguson is preparing for the succession of Edwin van der Sar. Although it has not entirely been discounted that the 40-year-old could be persuaded to remain at Manchester United for another season, it appears Ferguson has targeted 26-year-old Denmark international Anders Lindegaard as his replacement. As the Norwegian domestic season is over, it would appear most likely Lindegaard would join during the January transfer window if the deal does go through. There has been no official comment from United but at 26, Lindegaard is two years younger than countryman Peter Schmeichel was when he joined the Red Devils and Ferguson would presumably be satisfied if Lindegaard was able to enjoy half the success of that particular Great Dane.

Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has expressed his fear of Wayne Rooney coming back with a bang against his side at Old Trafford on Saturday. Rooney has scored an incredible nine goals in eleven games against the Latics and Martinez is fully aware of the potential to add to that tally. The Daily Mirror quotes the Wigan boss as saying: “You don’t want Wayne Rooney to come back against you. He is more than capable of getting back to his best level. How long it will take him, we don’t know. But when you talk about world-class players, they do not have to be 100 per cent to make an impact in any game. Wayne Rooney will do that when he plays.”

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