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.

23/05/2011 10:06

Papers: Carlo OT and out

It ended on May 8, 4:11pm


Carlo Ancelotti’s fate was sealed at Old Trafford at 4:11pm on May 8. The Chelsea boss was a goner as soon as Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez scored in the do-or-die title decider after just 37 seconds. United went on to win 2-1 to clinch an historic 19th league title and condemn Chelsea to a season without silverware. That was the final straw for ruthless Russian owner Roman Abramovich, who is now seeking his seventh manager in eight years at Stamford Bridge. Ancelotti bowed out with a whimper, losing 1-0 at Everton in his final game, with news of his departure following swiftly after the final whistle. And the announcement came so quickly it was simply confirming the inevitable. That Ancelotti had been a dead man walking since that United defeat - just as SunSport had exclusively predicted the day before the fateful Old Trafford showdown.
Rob Beasley, The Sun

Elsewhere, The Sun also confirm news of Owen Hargreaves’ exit (read our story, published before Sunday’s kick-off v Blackpoool) and The Mirror carry a series of images featuring the United players celebrating with their families and children on the pitch.

The Daily Mail confirm surviving members of United's 1968 European Cup winners have been offered free tickets to this Saturday's Champions League final at Wembley.

More: Champions 19 microsite | Gallery: Trophy celebrations

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