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Red And Blues

by | 12th, August 2003

‘ON any given day Rupert Murdoch’s Sun can create a lead story out of Manchester United. Today’s is that Juan Veron is not happy with Alex Ferguson. He calls him two-faced.

Are you Brian Clough in disguise?

”Ferguson wasn’t sincere with me,” says the Chelsea player. ”Two months ago a couple of clubs expressed an interest and he said I wasn’t for sale.”

The difference between two months back and now is that a big offer came in for Seba, as Ferguson likes to call him in public, and that the United board realised they had best cut their losses on the expensive flop.

Meanwhile, Veron’s new club are lining up a £20m move for French striker Djibril Cisse.

Should he actually move to Stamford Bridge, the Frenchman (pronounced Dribble) would be the tenth player Roman Abramovich has bought since he took over the club.

But the biggest coup of the season must be that Charlton Athletic have signed Paolo Di Canio on a one-year contract.

The Express hears the team’s manager Alan Curbishley say what a ”brilliant” move it is.

And Di Canio cannot wait for his first game at the Valley. Whether he is as enthusiastic about away trips remains to be seen.

And so the football goes on. And on. And on.

In the Mail, Manchester United have signed Ronaldo – Cristiano Ronaldo.

Apparently he’s Portuguese and a ”wonder boy”. And they have also signed the Brazilian Kleberson, the man with, undoubtedly, the best name in football.

But this is all small fry compared to Chelsea’s mega bucks. And the Sun says that the Blues will now home in on Edgar Davids, Emerson and Christian Vieri.

Meanwhile, Patrick Vieira is set to resign for Arsenal. And the mention of the Gunners brings us back to the Sun, where the Manchester United fanzine is under the impression that Arsenal’s title challenge is over before it has begun.

”Wenger’s strop idols,” puns the paper. ”Gunners will lose title in red mist”.

You’d almost think United were running scared.



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