Thursday, January 7

United in the news

One thing at Manchester United isn't going downhill: their debt (David Conn, The Guardian)

The Glazers, since they bought United in their bitterly contested takeover, have given the club not one penny to spend.

Why it will take another Sheikh Mansour to rescue Manchester United from the Glazers (Marg Ogden, Daily Telegraph)

Malcolm’s boys continue to study the global financial markets for the best way to restructure the £699m debt that is threatening to drag Manchester United down into the ranks of also-rans.

Phelan favourite for Burnley job (The Sun)

The Red Devils' assistant manager is the bookies' favourite to replace Owen Coyle at Turf Moor, after the Clarets placed the Scot on gardening leave.

United are reliant on Rooney, admits Gary Neville (David McDonnell, The Mirror)

"Wayne is someone we will rely on in these crucial months," said Neville. "Wayne wins matches for us."

Ferguson hails 'marvellous' Alex McLeish at Birmingham City (Daily Mail)

'He has used players who have been there for a long time now. What he has done has been marvellous.

Ferguson feels the heat – but he's been here before (Tim Rich, Independent)

Most believed this was the last flight they would take with him.

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