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: Ankle woe for Anders

02/02/2012 07:45

The Daily Mirror's David Anderson reports...

Lindegaard scan deepens keeper crisis
Anders Lindegaard has been ruled out for four weeks, leaving Manchester United to rely on calamity keeper David De Gea for their crunch period. Lindegaard had a scan yesterday on the ankle he injured on Monday, which revealed the United No.1 has suffered ligament damage. The Denmark international is definitely out of United's games against Chelsea, Liverpool and Norwich - and is struggling to be ready for Tottenham on March 4. With Lindegaard out, Sir Alex Ferguson will have to turn to De Gea for United's crucial next phase in the title race. De Gea also suffered a knock in Monday's training session, but his problem is much less serious and he could be back to play at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

In other news, the Daily Mail runs quotes from Sir Alex's post-match interview with the BBC about the boss being hopeful that Paul Pogba will sign a new contract. The Mail also links the Reds with Nice’s £5million-rated teenage right-back Diacko Fofana, who is under contract until June 2015.

There are quotes from new signing Frederic Veseli's agent in the Mail who says the Swiss defender left Manchester City because he felt the Blues' priorities have drifted away from nurturing young players in the pursuit of major honours. City feature in the Daily Star with the tabloid claiming Roberto Mancini has stunned his squad and coaching staff by telling them he will pick a number of first-team players for a charity match in Italy next week – just four days before the league clash at Aston Villa.

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