Wednesday, February 10

United in the news

United chase Roma youngsters' Valerio Verre and Filippo Cipriani (Daily Mail)

United's Italian scout David Williams has monitored midfielder Verre (pictured) and defender Cipriani but Roma want to offer them professional contracts when they turn 16 later this year.

O'Neill - United's defeat to Villa made them stronger (James Nursey, The Mirror)

Martin O'Neill believes Aston Villa’s shock win at Old Trafford was the catalyst for Manchester United’s title challenge this term.

Nevile: Nani can be anything he wants to be (David Anderson, The Mirror)

"People expect so much from young players, but it sometimes takes time. It took time for Cristiano Ronaldo to settle in at United as well."

Does Joe Hart belong at one of the ‘big four’? (Nick Bowler, Sport Review)

Show-stopping performances against the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United will have surely left Rafael Benitez, Carlo Anceleotti and Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsène Wenger wondering is Hart could play a part in their future plans.

Ferguson hails James (Ross Heppenstall, Press Association)

Preston manager Darren Ferguson hailed debutant Manchester United youngster Matthew James after his fortuitous early strike helped put a desperately disappointing Sheffield United to the sword.

Sacked steward claims revolt at Old Trafford (James Ducker, The Times)

The scale of the anti-Glazer movement has been laid bare with internal divisions over the Americans’ controversial ownership of Manchester United beginning to emerge.

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