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Thursday’s News Round-Up

After a few weeks of turmoil it seems that Old Trafford is in a relative state of calm, if it can ever be in such s state. Over the last week we have seen a controversial goal, a new hero emerge and the exponential rise of a former homeless footballer. How time flies.

In what is a rather slow news day, Nani has hit the headlines once more but this time his comments are far less controversial than his goal against Tottenham. The Portuguese winger has come out to the press and has told of his desire to be the world’s best,

“I want to be one of the best players,” he told reporters.

“In the future, I want everyone to be saying Nani is one of the best players in the world. That is my ambition. Maybe some people are saying it now. If they are I am very happy. I have been working hard to be in this position. But I know I can also do much better and will keep going every day to get there.”

“I enjoy the pressure of being an important member of the side,” he continued.

“When you have the ambition to be a top player you have to like the pressure as well. I am happy to take on that responsibility and am enjoying my football at the moment. Eventually I got my opportunities. I am more mature now and more experienced in the team. I am doing well now but I always felt I would get to this position. I always knew I could play well and be an important member of the team,” the Portuguese finished by saying.

Another Portuguese making the news is Bebe, he scored his debut goal in the Champions League against Bursaspor, only for it to be deemed an own goal on UEFA’s official website, but it has since been clarified that the United striker has been awarded goal, a UEFA spokesperson told “The goal was reviewed and the website has now been updated [to show Bebe as the scorer]. That’s it – that should be the final word.”

That brings to an end a brilliant week for Bebe, who looks to have a bright future. The raw talent is there, lets hope it can be honed accordingly.

To finish up on some media speculation, it is being reported that Sir Alex will be on a scouting mission at Anfield tonight, not for Pepe Reina or Fernando Torres but Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik. The Slovakian has been on United’s rader for over a year and he seems to be welcoming the advances of United, “These are nice sounds, it would be difficult to say no to Manchester United,” Hamsik has been reported as saying after Napoli’s match at the weekend.