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.

Papers: Boss scouts keeper?

23/09/2010 08:24

Ferguson eyes Spanish wonderkid keeper


Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to raid Spain with a bid for Atletico Madrid's wonder keeper David De Gea. Fergie missed his team's Carling Cup tie at Scunthorpe and flew to Valencia to watch United's next Champions League opponents but it was a cover for a personal check on the brilliant youngster. De Gea, just 19, is rated the best young keeper in Europe - with a wonder show against Barcelona last weekend also watched by United's spies as they look for Edwin van der Sar's long-term successor. United have been tracking De Gea for some time, even looking at him in Atletico's reserves last season before he stepped into the first team and took a firm grip on the jersey. Ferguson knows that Atletico are looking to sell players after missing out on deals to move out Sergio Aguero and Diego Forlan in the last window. United's American owners would sanction a bid for a player of De Gea's potential as his value would not drop at any stage. He could probably be bought now for around £12million.
Alan Nixon, Daily Mirror

In other news, Tomasz Kuszczak admits he may have to follow in Ben Foster's footsteps and leave Old Trafford for regular first team football. "I could understand Ben's position," said the Pole. "He wanted to move because he wanted regular football and he wanted to play for England. But if I don't get enough games I will have to do the same. The years are going by and I will be 29 after this season. I want to enjoy football and I want to play."

Meanwhile, Sir Alex claims United's clashes with Chelsea will decide the title. "They’ve had a good start to the season and I look upon them as the main danger to us. The games that will matter will probably be the ones against each other," said the boss.

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