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The Mirror's David McDonnell writes...
In the Daily Star, Michael Carrick says United must be more ruthless to ensure title success this season. “We are quite satisfied, but we had a spell about a year or two ago when we were starting games really well and killing teams off really early. We want to get back to that because Old Trafford is a difficult place to play when you go a goal down.”
In the Daily Mail, Sir Bobby Charlton reveals he has been giving Wayne Rooney some top tips: “I have the opportunity to chat with him on a pretty much weekly basis and he’s a good listener. We talked about scoring goals from long-range and I told him not to worry about exact placement but to keep a mental picture in his mind of where that rectangle is - and to batter the bloody ball!”
Reading boss Brian McDermott is quoted in the Daily Express talking about his surprise at a phone call he received from Sir Alex earlier this year. “I spoke to him about something I needed to address and he was very helpful and gave good advice. He’s the same with all managers.”