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: Arise Sir Ryan

14/04/2011 10:22

Papers: Arise Sir Ryan
Wayne Rooney wants Ryan Giggs to be knighted. Giggs set up all three goals in Manchester United's Champions League triumph over Chelsea. Roo said: "It won't be long before we call him Sir Ryan. For me he's a genius, incredible. What he has done at United, what he does for the younger players is absolutely fantastic. I don't know what he's eating or drinking but I'm going to ask him to give me some."
Welsh wizard Giggs, 37, was awarded an OBE in 2007 and is on course for a 12th Premier League title at United. He played the full 90 minutes in both legs of their Champions League quarter-final 3-1 aggregate win over Chelsea. And after a club-record 870 appearances for the Red Devils, he shows no signs of slowing down. Giggs looks set to star in the Wembley FA Cup semi-final against City on Saturday.
Paul Jiggins, The Sun

Elsewhere, there’s plenty of United in the papers. The Independent ponder whether Javier Hernandez is the “buy of the century” after the Mexican’s goal set the Reds on the way to victory on Tuesday night.

In the Daily Star, Rio Ferdinand speaks of how United’s team spirit is driving the Reds on to glory. He says: “We’re not getting beaten that ­often, we’ve got a never-say-die ­attitude and all the championship-winning sides that I’ve played in have had that mark about them. This side has got that, too.”

The David De Gea rumours rumble on, as well. Today, The Mail claim United have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid to buy the goalkeeper on a five-year deal, although neither club has confirmed the move.

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