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.

Papers: City want Pogba

30/11/2011 10:13

The Independent writes…

City lie in wait as Pogba stalls on new deal
Manchester United fear they may lose their rising star Paul Pogba, a defensive midfielder recruited at great expense and effort from Le Havre two years ago, to their fierce rivals Manchester City as talks over a new deal for the 18-year-old hit an impasse. Pogba's current deal expires in the summer, allowing him to speak to suitors as early as January, and a number of clubs are believed to have registered an interest in the player, currently on the fringes of Sir Alex Ferguson's first-team squad. He has so far failed to agree terms on an extended deal. But while Arsenal, Internazionale and Milan are all believed to be monitoring his progress, it is the prospect of losing the jewel in their crown to City – where Pogba's hero, Patrick Vieira, ended his career and now retains an important role in player recruitment – that would jar the most.

The Daily Mail pick up on Darren Ferguson's Posh TV interview yesterday suggesting his father had discussed the form of Peterborough defender Ryan Bennett with him.

Bayern Munich will be allowed to train at United's Carrington base before neighbours City's crunch clash with the German giants next week, according to The Sun.

Some of the manager's comments which have already appeared on ManUtd.com also feature in various newspapers - including those on the Class of 92's integration and his hints relating to tonight's team selection for the Carling Cup quarter-final with Crystal Palace.

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