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.

24/10/2012 09:44

Papers: Head boy Hernandez

The Daily Express' Niall Hickman reports...

Head boy Hernandez
Sir Alex Ferguson admits he is baffled by Manchester United's slow starts this season as they conceded two early goals to Portuguese side Braga last night. United went behind for the eighth time in just 12 games this season, but responded with a brace of headers by Javier Hernandez and a Jonny Evans strike. Although three wins from three European games should be enough to see them through Group H, Ferguson said: "We are certainly not enjoying good starts to games and it has always been at home. It has been the story of our season at home, starting badly and conceding goals and then we've rescued games. I can't understand it. The forwards get us out of a hole all the time. Some of our football tonight was terrific." Ferguson admits Hernandez's two goals have now given him a selection headache and said: "The boy has given me a problem, which is good. His goal ratio for us is fantastic."

As you can imagine, there's plenty of coverage of last night's match in the papers. But not all the headlines are about the match.

The Independent reoprt "the Premier League is pressing ahead with its £6m drive towards the full installation of goal-line technology for the start of next season", while a number of publications, including The Telegraph, claim United are already preparing for life without Sir Alex Ferguson. United vice chairman Ed Woodward has revealed discussions about what sort of manager the club would appoint have taken place but stressed plans are "in the drawer... and long may it stay in the drawer."

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