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18/06/2012 09:21

Papers: Rooney eyes success

Dominic Fifield writes in The Guardian...

Rooney: England can win it
Wayne Rooney will return to the fold against Ukraine on Tuesday convinced that England are contenders to win Euro 2012 and intent on making amends for the previous personal traumas he has endured at major tournaments. The Manchester United striker, whose only senior football since the end of the Premier League season was a 36-minute cameo against Belgium this month, has completed a two-match ban for kicking Miodrag Dzudovic during the qualifying draw in Montegnero last October and will start the final Group D fixture in Donetsk. "I think we're good enough [to win it]," he said. "We've got the players to. I know, obviously, everyone doesn't want us to build up expectations but I firmly believe that we've got the players. Obviously, you need a bit of luck as well but I believe we've got a good opportunity. We've always believed."

The Daily Mail has long since claimed United are in the running to sign Luka Modric, but today says Real Madrid are favourites to sign the Croatian. Mate Bilic, the midfielder's international team-mate, is quoted as saying: "He wants to play in the Spanish league. He loves the Premier League but he wants to play in Spain. He’s close to agreeing a move."

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