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.

25/06/2012 10:30

Papers: Young will bounce back

Rob Dawson writes in the Manchester Evening News...

Young will return stronger
Theo Walcott has backed United winger Ashley Young to bounce back after his penalty miss helped send England crashing out of the European Championship. After 120 goalless minutes, during which Italy failed to convert severeal clear-cut chances, Young and Ashley Cole missed penalties in the shootout to end England's Euro 2012 hopes. The duo became the latest in a long line of England players to succumb to the pressure of a shootout at a major tournament but Walcott insists they can use the experience to become better players. "They are very strong characters and the lads will be with them if needed," said the Arsenal winger. "Cole and Young will bounce back as even stronger players and we won't have to worry about them in the future."

Still on England's Euro 2012 exit and Danny Welbeck insists the Three Lions can "hold our heads up high". "It's very hard to take, and people aren't in the best of moods in the dressing room, but we have to evaluate what has happened for the future. Every game we got better, we kept improving, and we are bitterly disappointed to go out."

Elsewhere, there's plenty of coverage of Sir Bobby Charlton carrying the Olympic torch through Trafford on Thursday morning. You can view an image gallery from the event in Club News on ManUtd.com.

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