Monday, December 28

United in the news

Wayne Rooney runs the show as Manchester United overpower Hull (Kevin McCarra, The Guardian)

Wayne Rooney was so irrepressible that he insisted on paving the way for Hull City's goal in the few moments he took off from winning the match for Manchester United.

Fear of Sir Alex Ferguson's reaction drove me on, says Wayne Rooney (Daniel Taylor, The Guardian)

"I didn't want to let down the lads though I was more worried about what the manager might say. But thankfully we got the win, which I'm pleased about because the manager would not have been too pleased."

Fergie - this is a crazy league (Dean Jones, The Sun)

"There are some unusual results going around and come the second half of the season, it's looking like a very tight league.

Mourinho wants the United job: Inter boss snubbed City's millions because he has
his heart set on taking over at Old Trafford
(Bob Cass, Daily Mail)

Sources close to the Portuguese have indicated his Inter contract was only part of the reason for cold-shouldering City. They believe Mourinho's ambition is to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson.

Newcastle's Danny Simpson is thriving on the inspiration of Manchester United old boys (Rob Stewart, Daily Telegraph)

"When you've got the likes of Nicky Butt and Alan Smith, who've been at United and are winners in your squad, it really helps."

Leeds focus on league not Old Trafford (Sam Christie, The Times)

Manager Simon Grayson said: “I’ve stressed that if any player takes their eye off the ball because of the United game, they’ll be at home watching it on TV.”

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