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.

18/09/2012 08:03

Papers: Anders eyes job share

David Anderson writes in The Mirror...

Lindegaard on his De Gea job-share
Anders Lindegaard claims David De Gea will have to share Manchester United's No 1 spot with him. De Gea began the season in goal, before Sir Alex Ferguson axed him for his poor display against Fulham and brought in Lindegaard. The young Spaniard did not command his area against the Cottagers and Lindegaard feels he has drawn level with him in the goalkeepers' pecking order after starting the last two games. “At this point I see David's and my roles as co-workers rather than No 1 and No 2,” said the Dane, who insisted last week that he and De Gea are friendly rivals. “He has his strengths and I have mine and the gaffer is world class at picking the right teams and I trust in that and I accept his decision.” Lindegaard, 28, expects Ferguson to alternate between them and was delighted to register United's first clean sheet of the season in Saturday's 4-0 win over Wigan at Old Trafford. “I'm happy to play,” he said. “Look at Old Trafford, it's amazing to play in front of that crowd. It's so historic and I'm just happy to play whenever I can.”

In The Sun, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger outlines his fear that he will be haunted by former striker Robin van Persie, following his summer transfer to United.. “I’d have preferred him to go to a foreign club, so that he doesn’t haunt us,” the Gunners boss is quoted. “You have to accept it, it’s part of life. Obviously, it hurts to see him in another shirt.”

Elsewhere, The Guardian says United and Liverpool are in talks about a tribute to the Hillsborough victims and their families, prior to Sunday’s meeting at Anfield. Both Sir Alex Ferguson and Brendan Rodgers have appealed for supporters to cease chanting about tragedies suffered both clubs.

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