While yesterday it was all about AVB dismissals from Chelsea, Manchester United regained space on today’s papers, with stories covering the title race and the Europa League.
The main story, as it appears on the Sun and the Guardian is Rio Ferdinand’s war cry, as he warned Manchester City that United are on their way to close the gap on their rivals. The United defender also claimed that, from now until the end of the season, they “face 11 cup finals.”
Rio finds a surprise ally in Alan Hansen. The former Liverpool defender and Match of the Day pundit, writes in his column on the Telegraph that he fancies United to pip City to the title.Hansen claims that the team’s winning mentality and recent run means United are better equipped to lift the trophy this season.
The Mirror runs a story in which Athletic Bilbao’s midfielder Ander Herrera warns United of complacency ahead of their Europa League encounter on Thursday night at Old Trafford. The Spaniard said that his team-mates and him won’t go to Old Trafford “to make up the numbers, but to win.”
Nani’s new contract is covered by the Independent, while the Daily Mail focuses on Mats Hummels’ decision to rule out a move in the summer. The Borussia Dortmund defender, rated £30 million, and followed by United,Real Madrid and Bayern Munich has declared to be “happy in Dortmund.”
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