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.

26/02/2013 09:09

Papers: Pole position

David Anderson writes in The Mirror...

United on alert over Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski's agent has put Sir Alex Ferguson on red alert after claiming the striker will probably quit Borussia Dortmund this summer. The Manchester United boss watched Lewandowski last season before signing Shinji Kagawa from Dortmund and the Poland star remains firmly on his radar. Lewandowski is Dortmund's top scorer with 19 goals in 27 games this season and his agent Cezary Kucharski has hinted it is unlikely he will remain with the Bundesliga champions. Bayern Munich are also keen on Lewandowski and Kucharski claims the hitman likes fresh challenges. “Anyone who has followed Robert's career will know that he has never played at any club for longer than two years,” he said. “At Dortmund, he has been playing his third season. Anyone who can read between the lines knows what that means." Lewandowski, 24, has 16 months left on his Dortmund contract and would be available for a knockdown fee of £18million in the summer. Kucharski claims the Eastern European has decided his future and is waiting until the right moment to reveal his plans. "Robert has made his decision," he said. "He alone determines the moment when he will announce it."

The Daily Mail includes photos of Robin van Persie showing no signs of the hip injury which forced him off at QPR in the first half on Saturday. The Dutchman went for a meal with his wife in Alderley Edge and when asked about his injury, he said: “Yes, it's all fine thanks.”

Elsewhere, the Daily Star once again links the Reds with a summer move for Cristiano Ronaldo after his extension talks with Real Madrid reportedly broke down, while The Sun says Nani has been offered a contract ultimatum by United.

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