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Gary Neville warns press: Lay off Bebe
Gary Neville says he can’t understand the fuss over Bebe’s arrival at Manchester United. The £7m Portuguese winger has made one ­appearance – in the Carling Cup – since his move from Vitoria de ­Guimaraes last month. But veteran Neville has been impressed with the 20-year-old, treating him as one of the many talented youngsters at Old Trafford. “It was good to see Bebe get his first taste of first-team action,” said Neville. “United have signed lots of youngsters in recent years – Ronaldo, Macheda, the da Silvas – so I don’t understand the fuss about Bebe. It’s a bit unfair on him. He has a lot of raw talent, two great feet, he’s extremely quick and he’s learning all the time.”
Mike McGrath, Daily Mirror
Elsewhere, Kevin Keegan's post-match comments on players' privacy has been picked up by a lot of newspapers. Keegan argued modern footballers can't complain about living in the spotlight... because they bring it on themselves. The Telegraph quote the former England manager: "You can’t turn around and say there’s too much paparazzi around or there is too much publicity," Keegan said. "One minute you are courting it, the next minute you’re saying ‘I don’t want this’."
Michael Owen's goal at the Reebok has prompted a few column inches. The Daily Mail breathes a sigh of relief, claiming there's at least "one England striker on form", while The Sun say Owen "made hs point" to Sir Alex by scoring the late equaliser.