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.

29/04/2011 09:00

Papers: Top man Modric

Martin Blackburn writes in The Sun…

Fergie's star man? It's pot Luk
Alex Ferguson has revealed he would have chosen Luka Modric or Jack Wilshere as his Player of the Year. Tottenham's Gareth Bale took the Players' award while the Football Writers' Association went for Scott Parker of West Ham. But when asked who his pick would be, Old Trafford chief Fergie said: "Luka Modric. And I think the boy Wilshere has really emerged as a great young talent." Ferguson picked out Blackpool's Ian Holloway as the top boss. He told Inside United magazine: "He must come into it when you look at what he has achieved in the economic climate he works under. He's done a fantastic job."

Also in The Sun, Nemanja Vidic reveals lifting the Champions League trophy at Wembley next month would be the highlight of his career. "Just playing in the final is an incredible feeling," he says. "But to lift the trophy at Wembley as United captain would be the pinnacle of my career. It would be a dream come true."

Carlo Ancelotti has attempted to crank up the pressure in the title race by warning his team will take it to the last day. All the newspapers carry his quotes with The Star reporting: "I remember when we were losing against Manchester United and, at the end of the first half, the gap was 18 points, so to be just three behind would be fantastic. Maybe United will win the league, but we want to keep the Premier League open and fight until the last minute."

The Royal wedding dominates in the press and there's even a picture of Wayne Rooney in a Prince William mask taken from his Twitter acount which appears in The Guardian and elsewhere.

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