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.

24/05/2013 07:40

Papers: Moyes targets Thiago

Michael Morgan writes in The Sun...

Tasty Thi for Moyes
David Moyes is weighing up a £15million bid for Barcelona midfielder Thiago. The new Manchester United boss sees the Spanish international, 22, as a possible replacement for the retired Paul Scholes. Thiago has two years to go on his £30,000-a-week Barca deal but is keen to quit after falling out of favour. A Catalan insider said: “He’s not happy because of his lack of playing time and wants to go to a club where he’ll get regular first-team football. Boss Tito Vilanova is not a big fan and has marginalised Thiago this season, preferring to play Cesc Fabregas or Alex Song ahead of him. That frustrates Thiago because he knows he is good enough to probably get into any other team in the world.” Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City are also keeping tabs on the player.

In more transfer speculation, The Express says Jurgen Klopp is confident of warding off United’s apparent interest in his Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski. The newspaper references an interview the German manager gave to Polish publication Przeglad Sportowy, in which he said: “There is no topic of Lewandowski's transfer right now... My conclusion is that Robert is not leaving Borussia, and he will play here for the next season and I will be able to use him. That is why I don't want to even think about to which club he may fit better.”

Elsewhere, the Daily Star features quotes attributed to Danny Welbeck, who reflects on a positive season at Old Trafford and outlines his targets for next year. “This season has been the most number of matches I’ve played and my performances have been a lot more consistent,” Danny says. “But the goals return has not been good at all. I do feel if I can get a better goals return I will be flying.”

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