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.

02/01/2013 09:35

Papers: Two more years

The Sun's David Facey writes...

I'll stay two more years, vows Sir Alex
Sir Alex Ferguson is eyeing two more years as Manchester United manager. Fergie — 71 on New Year’s Eve — saw his team beat Wigan 4-0 thanks to Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez doubles. He shrugged off rumours he is ready to hand over to Jose Mourinho or Pep Guardiola in the summer. Ferguson said: “I’m hoping to stay for a bit of time. There is no one on the agenda, I can assure you. It’s very difficult as names have been bandied about and football is precarious. You could be talking about one of the potentially exciting young managers — is he going to be here in two years? I think top managers will always be in demand. Guardiola, Mourinho, David Moyes, there are a lot of successful managers out there and I don’t know what their plans are. Who knows where they will be in two or three years.”

The Daily Mail reports on Wigan Athletic's announcement that young United striker Angelo Henriquez has joined the Latics on loan until the end of the season. "This is a fantastic opportunity for me and I am really excited after the manager has given this chance for me to prove myself,' he told the club's official website. "Now I need to work to try and earn my place in the team."

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