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.

24/05/2011 09:00

Papers: Duo staying at United

Berbatov vows to stay at United
Dimitar Berbatov
 pledged his future to Manchester United and roared: Now let's beat Barcelona.
The Bulgarian star finished the season as the Premier League's joint top scorer with 20 goals, alongside City's Carlos Tevez.
Berba, 30, said: "I have a contract for one more year and I will go nowhere. Now I am part of United's 19th title and I want to be part of the 20th, that's my plan. I am the happiest man in the team because I'm a champion and top goalscorer in the league. To win 19 titles is a fantastic achievement. I expect to win against Barcelona. Everybody thinks the Spaniards are favourites but nobody knows who will win."
Anthony Kastrinakis, The Sun

Another star staying put is Patrice Evra as several newspapers, including The Independent, carry an interview he gave to French TV on Sunday. "I had thought about leaving last summer for family reasons but something changed my mind late on. There were clubs interested like Real Madrid and Inter Milan. But the manager visited me at my home to persuade me to stay."

One Red who could be lured away is Belgian full-back Ritchie De Laet with The Sun claiming Norwich are tabling a £2million bid for the defender, who ended last season on loan at Portsmouth. Meanwhile, The Daily Mail suggest Juventus would be prepared to pay £25million for Nani.

On the incoming front, The Mirror reckon Aston Villa have told United to cough up £15million for contract rebel Ashley Young while David De Gea is tipped to seal a switch to Old Trafford on Bank Holiday Monday.

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