Monday, November 23

United in the news

Manchester United facing fight to keep hold of first team coach (Alan Nixon, Daily Mirror)

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is facing a fight to keep his Dutch coach Rene Meulensteen - with wealthy Qatar desperate to whisk him away.

Fletcher's moment of magic inspires United (Ian Winrow, The Independent)

Ferguson's side are working to more pragmatic targets and the manager viewed this workmanlike victory over Everton with relief.

Chelsea bid '€65m plus José Bosingwa' for Franck Ribéry (The Guardian)

Hoeness told Bild newspaper that it was the "best bid". However, it still fell short of the Bavarian club's €100m (£90m) valuation of the 26-year-old, which is why they turned the Stamford Bridge club down.

Fergie: Now we mean business (The Sun)

"We need to get on a run and be somewhere near the top of the league by New Year's Day."

Michael Owen must take chances or miss World Cup bus (Chris Wheeler, Daily Mail)

Just how many chances can pass him by, how many of those buses can come and go, before Fabio Capello decides once and for all not to invite Owen aboard for England’s World Cup journey to South Africa next summer?

England won't win the World Cup, claims Alex Ferguson (The Guardian)

The Scot is instead tipping Brazil to win the trophy for the sixth time. "I can't see past Brazil, actually," They are going to be the ones in South Africa. They are going to be hard to beat."

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