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26/01/2011 12:00

Papers: Reds' rave reviews

Wednesday’s papers are filled with reaction to United’s sensational 3-2 win over Blackpool at Bloomfield Road. Here is a selection of extracts...

Matt Hughes of The Times writes: “If Manchester United go on to win a record nineteenth league championship this season, Sir Alex Ferguson might look back at the 15 second-half minutes that transformed this incredible game as the time when history was made."

David Facey of The Sun writes: “United broke Blackpool hearts with a stunning fightback - just when the Seasiders looked like pulling off one of the great Premier League shocks. But if their invincible run this season has shown anything, it is you write off Alex Ferguson's team at your peril."

Oliver Holt of The Mirror writes: “It is bleak in Blackpool this time of year. The tram tracks are being dug up, the promenade is deserted, the shutters are down on the snack bars and a bitter wind blows in off the Irish Sea. But last night the resort burst into glorious life again. Inspired by their ageless wonder (Ryan Giggs), United conjured yet another stirring comeback from 2-0 down to take all three points and a victory that tightened their grip on the title."

In transfer speculation, Athletico Madrid keeper David de Gea has played down talk of a summer move to Old Trafford. When quizzed, the Spaniard was quick to play the matter down. The Sun quotes: “Yes, it is nice, but I am very happy here. It would be very difficult to leave Atletico."

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