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: Wake-up call

29/09/2011 09:30

Welbeck: We took our eye off the ball

Danny Welbeck admits "careless" Manchester United have been given a huge wake-up call. The Red Devils needed a 90th-minute equaliser to salvage a point at home to Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday after blowing a 2-0 lead. After a storming start to the season the 3-3 draw is a harsh lesson for United's young stars. And striker Welbeck, 20, said: "We need to get back on the training pitch and put things right. Throwing away a two-goal lead just isn't like us. The lesson is not to be careless and to carry on playing the game the way we started because we threw it away. We need to get our defensive mentality right. It's not like Manchester United to give three goals away at home, so you could say it's a wake-up call. There was some carelessness creeping in so we need to correct that."
Neil Custis, The Sun

A lot of the papers again give plenty of coverage to the Carlos Tevez situation at City, while The Times reports that Stuart Pearce has named Danny Welbeck and Phil Jones in his England U21 squad. Ben Amos has also been called up.

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