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.

14/01/2011 09:33

Papers: Reds are beatable

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, writing in The Sun...

United won't last the season unbeaten
Alex Ferguson knows his wines, but this won't be a vintage season for Manchester United on the pitch. As good as they are I do not think they are good enough to go through the whole season unbeaten. Even if they win the Premier League title this season, Arsenal are the original Invincibles and their record is going to stay intact. Of course, I'd love it will be my Tottenham team that ends United's unbeaten run on Sunday and we have a chance of doing it. It's not as if United are Barcelona or Real Madrid who are on another planet to everyone else. We can bring them down to earth and for the sake of the title race I bet everyone who doesn't support Man Utd will be hoping we do. It will keep all us teams at the top a bit closer together. If they win again, they will be threatening to run away with it. But the unbeaten streak is going to end before May - whatever the result on Sunday. It's not as if United aren't that good, but the league is far more open this season than for a long time so as a betting man I wouldn't back them matching Arsenal's record.

Elsewhere, The Times report Ryan Giggs has denied he'll revive his international career (quotes on ManUtd.com last night), while The Mirror claim Wayne Rooney will be back to face Spurs. David Maddock writes: "The England international has enjoyed an uninterrupted week of training, and some intensive workouts to fully test the ankle, and will be put straight back into the side for what could well be a significant contest in the title race."

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