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.

21/11/2011 10:13

Papers: Vidic warns City

Neil Moxley writes in the Daily Mail...

Vidic: Title far from over
Nemanja Vidic has warned Manchester City that their champagne football will stop flowing as the current Premier League champions turned a blind eye to their title rivals. Manchester United’s centre-half and his team-mates stood firm as Javier Hernandez’s typically-predatory first-half strike capped a workmanlike and effective showing in south Wales against Swansea. This was in contrast to another three-goal haul for Roberto Mancini’s men at the Etihad Stadium but from men of such experience as the Serbian defender, there was certainly no panic."We will think about what they are going to do," said the defender, "but only if they are five points ahead of us with six games to go. You can see what I mean from last year. In the first seven or eight games Chelsea played unbelievably. But there was also a time when everything is not going well. It’s a ten-month season and you can’t always play great football. There will be good days and bad days but you have to play as a team. For that reason, we aren’t thinking about them."

Also in the Daily Mail, Patrice Evra is said to be doubtful for Tuesday's Champions League clash with Benfica after coming down with a virus. The Reds' left-back was substituted in the 51st minute of the 1-0 win at Swansea on Saturday.

Wayne Rooney, who featured in midfield again at Swansea, is quoted in The Sun saying he's happy to play anywhere for the team - except right-back. "I love it. I don't care where I play," he says. "I'm just happy to be on the pitch, I'll play anywhere. "Well, probably not right-back. But midfield is a role where you can get on the ball and influence the game."

There's a piece in the Independent questioning what an 'assist' is, but nevertheless pointing out that Ryan Giggs notched his 121st in the Premier League at the Liberty Stadium, extending his lead to 33 over Frank Lampard.

And there's plenty of coverage of David Beckham's fairytale end to his five-year spell in the USA. The former Reds midfielder helped LA Galaxy win the MLS title on Sunday.

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