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United to treble starlet's pay
Danny Welbeck has been offered a treble-your-money pay rise as Sir Alex Ferguson looks to nail down the key players in his next Old Trafford dynasty. The England striker has been one of United's shining lights this season, scoring five goals in as many starts, and Ferguson wants to put his contract in line with other senior players. Welbeck, 20, held discussions with United chiefs last week and was offered a five-year extension. He currently earns around £15,000 a week but such is his growing importance to United, the club want to increase that to around £50,000 a week to secure his future.
Meanwhile, as the Manchester derby looms, The Guardian's Danny Taylor has run the rule over both sides' goalkeepers. On De Gea, Taylor says he has "turned down the volume on the gloating cries of 'dodgy keeper' that accompanied him throughout his first excursions in United colours". He goes on: "Sometimes in football there is no substitute for guts and De Gea was United's outstanding player at Liverpool last weekend."
A number of papers claim the FA will meet Patrice Evra today or tomorrow to discuss his claims of racism against Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, with The Independent warning "he will need to present witness statements, images or other forms of evidence" in order to pursue a case.