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: Vida warning

31/10/2011 10:30

Martin Blackburn writes in The Sun...

Vidic: United over City woes
Nemanja Vidic has warned Manchester United's rivals the champions are feeling more like their old selves again. Sir Alex Ferguson's men have responded to their 6-1 derby humbling against Manchester City with back-to-back wins and clean sheets. And they will be looking to make it three in a row when they tackle Romanian outfit Otelul Galati in the Champions League on Wednesday. Vidic revealed how United went back-to-basics to get back on their feet after the embarrassing show against City. The centre-back, 30, said: “It was important to show the 6-1 didn't affect the players and I think we showed that at Everton. It was important to defend like a team and get back to playing as a team. In the last 20 minutes against City we didn't do that. That's why we were disappointed. But since then we've come back to the way we used to play. When you lose a derby, especially by that scoreline, it is difficult to take — but we have shown character.”

Elsewhere, The Guardian features news of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first title win as manager of Molde. The United legend sealed the club's first championship in a century with a 2-2 draw against Stromsgodset at the weekend. “The club has waited 100 years for this,” said the former Reds striker.  “We have been close several times so this was well deserved.”

In transfer news, the Daily Mirror’s gossip column claims Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp will bid for Rio Ferdinand and Michael Owen during the January window.

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