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.

01/08/2012 10:05

Papers: Giggs an example

The Sun's David Facey writes...

Follow my golden oldies
Stuart Pearce will tell his young Olympic hopefuls to follow the example of the ‘old guard’ tonight as they bid for a quarter-final spot. Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy have been in top form for Great Britain. And now Team GB are on the brink of the last eight after a draw with Senegal and a win over the United Arab Emirates. Pearce’s side face Uruguay at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. And Psycho says his over-age stars have set a perfect example for the younger players in a competition where the games come thick and fast.“[Bellamy and Giggs] are great role models to the younger players. If they are unsure how to conduct themselves as professionals, recovering from matches, stretches, doing the rehab, I tell them to look at these two. With them you get the whole package. They get picked for what they can do ability-wise and that was the first port of call when I spoke to those two individuals. From there, I wouldn’t say we have been surprised — their response was just what we expected. The professionalism of both is incredible. But I wouldn’t say their age makes them any hungrier for success than the rest."

Elsewhere, the Daily Mail report United and Arsenal are "stepping up their interest in Victor Wanyama, with scouts due to watch the Celtic midfielder in tonight's Champions League qualifier with Helsinki" and The Daily Star run a variation of our Javier Hernandez story we ran on ManUtd.com yesterday.

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