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.

29/06/2012 08:03

Papers: Rooney rested

Roo's tour KO
Wayne Rooney will still be excused the full slog of Manchester United's pre-season tour this summer, despite looking off the pace at the Euros. Rooney's fitness was called into question after he played all 120 minutes but had little impact on England's quarter-final loss to Italy. The Manchester United striker was suspended for England's opening two games, so had not played a full match in over a month before doing so twice in five days at the Euros. However, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will not demand that his star striker join a globe-trotting three-game trip which will take the squad first to South Africa and then to China. Instead, Rooney and his fellow Euro 2012 campaigners will undergo an intense conditioning programme at United's training ground. The club's policy is to give an extended three-week break to players who have been involved in tournaments such as the Euros.
David McDonnell, Daily Mirror

Oliver Kay writes in the Times that Ryan Giggs is the player who truly merits a curtain call at the Olympics following the fall-out from David Beckham's omission from Team GB.

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