From the Back Pages: 10/29/2010

MANCHESTER ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Luis Nani of Manchester United celebrates with Federico Macheda (R) as he scores their first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Manchester United and Bursaspor Kulubu at Old Trafford on October 20 2010 in Manchester England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

[UPDATE: Per Rio Ferdinand's Twitter, Manchester United WILL be wearing poppies on their shirts for Remembrance Sunday.

SQUAD NEWS:

  • First up, ManUtd.com does a video tribute to members of the 600 appearance club, following Gary Neville's recent achievement. Keeping with the theme, Stuart Mathieson at the MEN puts him among the United greats.  The MEN also put together a squad of the longest serving Reds...who together played roughly 6500 matches for United. 
  • Chris Smalling continues to give good quotes and soundbytes: ( ManUtd.com | Sky )
  • Michael Owen compares himself to Chicharito: ( Sky )
  • Nani speaks highly of Anderson's future: ( ManUtd.com )
  • Supposedly the agency representing Bebe gets a 30% cut of his transfer fee: ( Telegraph )
  • The Daily Mail wants all the clubs in England to wear poppies for Remembrance Sunday.  Guess which club didn't wear one last year and might not this year? 

TRANSFER RUMORS:

  • The funniest rumor of all of them: supposedly, some clubs in Dubai are interested in signing Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville: ( Sun )
  • Roy Hodgson doesn't want Reina to leave: ( Sky | BBC | Guardian | Telegraph )
  • Wesley Sneijder signs long term deal with Inter: ( Sky )

OPINON:

I have to start with this one...Graham over at We Ain't Got No History completely disassembles an article from Paul Hayward of the Guardian (which he links to in his post.)

  • ManUtd.com: David Stowell: Can't help loving the Carling Cup
  • The Guardian: Daniel Taylor: Edwin van der Sar at 40: Manchester United's iceman stays cool
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