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Bayern winning Lewandowski race
Robert Lewandowski is ready to snub Manchester United and join Bayern Munich instead. Sir Alex Ferguson admits he would love to sign the Borussia Dortmund striker this summer. But the £25million-rated Polish sensation is on the brink of sealing a stunning £160,000-a-week five-year deal at Bayern. Lewandowski’s reputation soared after he smashed all four goals in Dortmund’s 4-1 win over Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg. It sparked a scramble for the 24-year-old — who has just a year left on his Dortmund deal. United believed they were in the driving seat when Bayern signed Lewandowski’s team-mate Mario Goetze. But the striker has also set his heart on joining the team who dumped Barca out of Europe
The same paper also includes quotes attributed to Michael Carrick, after he spoke exclusively to Inside United. Among many other topics, the Reds midfielder explains why he is hungry to win his sixth Premier League title. “When I signed in 2006 I said that winning the league once would mean everything to me,” Michael says. “But you win it once and you want a second. It just keeps snowballing after that. Sitting here now I am just as hungry for the next one.”
In the Daily Mail, Neil Ashton comments on Sir Alex’s ability to develop young talent after the class of 1992 were honoured at Sunday’s PFA Awards. Writing in his column, the journalist says “Ferguson recognises the importance of bringing through players who are stitched into the fabric of his football club from an early age - especially to supporters.”