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.

Papers: No way Jose

12/02/2013 11:26

Anthony Kastrinakis writes in The Sun...

Peter Schmeichel has claimed Jose Mourinho will never be the boss at Manchester United.

The legendary keeper insisted the controversy that follows Mourinho means he cannot succeed Sir Alex Ferguson. United idol Schmeichel said: "He will not be the successor. I don’t think the club would be happy with everything Mourinho brings with him.

"He’s a great candidate for his qualities as a manager but the club doesn’t want all the things that come with him. Chelsea, Inter and now Real Madrid — he doesn’t last more than three years."

The Special One was sacked by Chelsea following three trophy-laden seasons and quit Inter after just two campaigns. And despite winning the Copa del Rey and La Liga in the last two years, there has been constant talk of unrest at Real this season. Schmeichel is baffled as to why Madrid are tipped to beat United in tomorrow’s Champions League clash. He told Spanish paper El Mundo said: "Almost everyone in the world considers Madrid to be favourites — that’s strange. We should beat them because we’re having a good season."

Henry Winter looks at the history between the two great clubs in The Daily Telegraph while The Times believes there is a lot at stake for David De Gea on his return to the Spanish capital. The Guardian, meanwhile, focuses on Rafael and his task of stopping Cristiano Ronaldo.

More: Sir Alex wary of Real aims | Mourinho: World is waiting

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