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.

30/08/2012 08:37

Papers: Race for Berba

Fulham hijack Berba Italian deal
Fulham made a last ditch bid to sign Dimitar Berbatov in a dramatic chase for the Manchester United striker. Berbatov was in Turin and close to agreeing a deal with Juventus on Wednesday night after the Italian champions seemingly gazumped Fiorentina to his signature. The 31-year-old flew to Munich with the aim to take a connecting flight to Florence and speak to Fiorentina. However, Juventus stepped in while he was at the airport and he missed the flight to Florence. Juventus agreed a £5m fee with United and offered Berbatov £2m a year over two years. However, Fulham made a late move in the hope of persuading him to stay in England. The move prompted a furious reaction from Fiorentina who claimed the striker 'didn't deserve to wear our jersey.'
Staff reporter, Daily Mail

Most of the papers have picked up on Wayne Rooney's tweets about staying at Manchester United, while others have run some of our quotes from Michael Carrick on the Champions League.

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