WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

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24/08/2011 09:00

Papers: Villa in for Gibson?

The Daily Mail reports...

Villa chase United midfielder Gibson
Aston Villa are making a £3.5million move for Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson. The Republic of Ireland international saw a move to Sunderland fall through last month despite initial discussions. The 23-year-old is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford following the emergence of players such as Tom Cleverley and is keen to get his career back on track.

There's further opinion and reaction to Monday night's performance by the likes of Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones and Danny Welbeck. For example, The Independent ponders whether Sir Alex's "fourth generation" will prove to be as good as the previous three great sides he constructed.

The Daily Mail says Welbeck has "forced his way into contention for a first competitive start for England against Bulgaria next week. Andy Carroll has become Fabio Capello’s preferred choice to partner Wayne Rooney in the England attack, with Darren Bent also an option."

More: Jones steps up | Welbeck hails coaches | Quiz: Cleverley v Welbeck

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