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.

03/12/2012 09:44

Papers: It's Mou for me

The Sun's Mike McGrath writes... 

Jose can be next United boss


Sir Alex Ferguson insists Jose Mourinho can manage any club in the world — including Manchester United. The Special One fancies another spell in England after Real Madrid and is keen on the Manchester City job next summer. But Ferguson has opened up the possibility of the Portuguese coach succeeding him after he calls time on his stunning 26-year reign at Old Trafford. Fergie, 70, said: “He can manage anywhere, absolutely. I’m not going to put any forecasts on what is going to happen at this club. I won’t last forever but Jose can manage anywhere.” 

The Daily Mail claims United are competing with Arsenal and Tottenham for the signature of PSV Eindhoven's 22-year-old midfielder Kevin Strootman, with a fee of £20million mooted. But the Mirror believes United are tracking Athletic Club's Oscar de Marcos. The paper claims United have scouted the 23-year-old £25m-rated midfielder recently.

In other transfer rumour news, the Independent says Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross will resist any temptation to rejoin United.

The Sun reports that Javier Hernandez is so popular in Mexico that crime rates drop whenever he is playing for Manchester United.

Darren Fletcher believes young Red midfielder Nick Powell will show his potential in the Champions League against Cluj on Wednesday. "Nick is a fantastic player already. He is still relatively young but he is going to be a huge player for United.”

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