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.

29/02/2012 10:00

Papers: Reds eye Serbian

The Daily Mail reports...

United watch Serbian star Stevanovic
Manchester United are among the Premier League clubs watching Torino's attacking midfielder Alen Stevanovic. The 21-year-old was once likened to Cristiano Ronaldo by Arsenal scouts when they watched him developing at Inter Milan. However, he drifted out of contention and joined Torino. They sent him on loan to Toronto and he has returned to Italy this season in outstanding form. Although born in Switzerland, he was raised by relations in Serbia and is expected to be called up to their national team soon. Torino are willing to sell for around £6million and that has got United and their Premier League rivals, with all of the top six represented at recent games, ready to bid. Meanwhile, United scout Martin Ferguson watched Rayo Vallecano right back Tito, 26, against Real Madrid on Sunday.

The Daily Star says Danny Welbeck will tonight be handed a chance to cement his place in England’s Euro 2012 squad with a starting role against Holland at Wembley. With Wayne Rooney suspended for the first two group games against France and Sweden, temporary manager Stuart Pearce is set to experiment with his striking options and the former Manchester City boss has dropped his biggest hint yet that youth will be favoured against the Dutch. “The other strikers are in the squad to play,” Pearce said at an FA press conference. “I don’t bring them through just to see their faces in front of mine.”

Elsewhere, The Sun speculates that Paul Pogba and Ezekiel Fryers have both been told to sign new contracts within the next 48 hours or face early exits from United.

More:  Sir Alex aware of Saha threat | Welbeck's title hunger

Round Up By Mark Froggatt

OFFICIAL PARTNERS

Premier League