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What the back pages say: Giggs pleads with Ronaldo to stay at Old Trafford, Evra wants to fight Gunn
Published : 27 May 2009 15:14:51
DAILY MAIL Sir Alex Ferguson has challenged his 'special' Manchester United team to make history by retaining the Champions league trophy against Barcelona tonight, then urged them to set their sights on Real Madrid's record of nine European Cups. My special ones: Fergie urges United to rewrite the history books Also: Andrew Strauss today waves goodbye to England until the Ashes knowing he has proved he is the right man to lead them in one-day cricket towards the next 50-over World Cup in two years' time. Strauss cracks one-day code as England stroll to victory Don't leave me: Ryan Giggs has begged Cristiano Ronaldo not to quit Old Trafford, according to The Sun THE SUN Ryan Giggs has pleaded with Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at Manchester United. Also: Patrice Evra has threatened to fight Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas. Carlo Ancelotti has blown the lid on his secret meetings with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. Carlo's suicide note dooms move to Stamford Bridge DAILY MIRROR Sir Alex Ferguson has told his "special" players to create history tonight. Also: Mike Ashley last night sensationally apologised to Newcastle fans for his "mistakes". I'm sorry for absolutely everything - Ashley grovels to the Toon army DAILY STAR Sir Alex Ferguson has urged his team to go out and join the ranks of Europe's all-time greats. Also: Steve Bruce is set to quit Wigan to become boss of Sunderland. Geordie Bruce set to become a Mackem DAILY EXPRESS Sir Alex Ferguson last night challenged his Manchester United team to seize the moment and join the ranks of Europe's all-time great clubs. Also: David Gill last night hinted that Manchester United are ready to climb down over Carlos Tevez. THE TIMES At the age of 67, Sir Alex Ferguson knows that he does not have too many more years in which to make history and the most decorated manager in the English game has urged his Manchester United players to seize the moment at the Stadio Olimpico this evening. DAILY TELEGRAPH Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that a fourth European Cup for Manchester United in Rome tonight could propel the club towards becoming Europe's greatest by setting them on course for Real Madrid's record of nine triumphs. THE GUARDIAN Manchester United have never been here before. With a second consecutive appearance in the final, the club has a dominance in the Champions League beyond all its previous experience. THE INDEPENDENT This time it is about a permanent place at the top table of European football.