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Football Balls: Spurs manager Andre Vill-Boas races from Paris and Ryan Giggs begins his Manchester United Countdown

by | 26th, June 2013

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FOOTBALL Balls: Anorak’s look at summertime reporting of the national game. Today we look at non-sequiturs.

The first features Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas, the subject of an article in the Times called “End of an aura at Manchester United, says André Villas-Boas” .

The Spurs coach says without Fergie, United are vulnerable:

“The aura that Sir Alex had, David Moyes does not yet have,” Villas-Boas said. “This could have a direct influence on the players of Manchester and their opponents. United had, because of Sir Alex’s history of winning, an aura of invincibility.

And then the Times says:

Villas-Boas, who is a car collector and says that he wants to take part in the Paris-Dakar Rally, admitted that he had learnt lessons from not taking on board the English playing style when he managed Chelsea. The Portuguese is confident that Gareth Bale, the PFA player of the year and young player of the year, will perform even better next season.

The second clunker appears in the Mail . This one is about Manchester

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