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.

22/12/2011 09:00

Papers: Latics want Kiko

Macheda set to join Wigan

Wigan are hoping to take Manchester United striker Federico Macheda on loan. Sportsmail revealed manager Roberto Martinez’s interest last month but United’s run of injuries left Sir Alex Ferguson unwilling to release the 20-year-old Italian. However, Dimitar Berbatov’s return to action and the emergence of Will Keane could enable the deal to go through on January 1. Macheda’s agent Giovani Ba revealed he spoke to the United boss last week and expects the loan deal to be approved.
Staff reporter, Daily Mail

A number of the papers pay tribute to United's star performer at Fulham, Ryan Giggs, while others report on Phil Jones' injury.

More: Giggs - We're on top form | Jones to have X-ray

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