Thursday, March 11

United in the news

Irrepressible Wayne Rooney fires Manchester United into last eight (Oliver Kay, The Times)

If there was one thing that mattered almost as much as victory for Manchester United’s supporters last night, it was that the job got done quickly.

Beckham dons anti-Glazer scarf on United homecoming (Ron Harris, Associated Press)

After receiving a standing ovation and hearing his name chanted, David Beckham reciprocated on his Old Trafford homecoming by offering Manchester United fans a high-profile image as they try to oust the owning Glazer family.

How Ronaldo's exit turned Rooney into the real deal at Manchester United (Martin Samuel, Daily Mail)

It was the thought that counted. The essence of what makes Wayne Rooney the perfect 10 right now, was there in the way he executed Manchester United’s second goal.

Ferguson challenges Rooney to score 42 goals (Mark Ogden, Daily Telegraph)

“It’s a challenge [for Rooney to get 42 goals]. I was just happy for him to reach 30, to be honest with you."

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