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Wednesday media watch [08.05.13 AM]: Guzan in awards joy
The morning claret and blue media headlines.
8th May 2013
Wednesday media watch [08.05.13 AM]: Guzan in awards joy


Birmingham Mail: Brad Guzan was named supporters' player and players' player of the season last night as Villa toasted their top stopper - and Wigan's wobble in the Premier League survival race. Andi Weimann picked up the fans' young player accolade, while Christian Benteke was the players' young player with Matt Lowton's wonder volley against Stoke clinching the goal of the season gong.

Birmingham Mail: Villa fans are planning to make the final match of the season at Wigan 'Stiliyan Petrov day' to pay tribute to their courageous captain. Supporters lucky enough to get one of the 3,000 tickets for the limited allocation trip to the DW Stadium on May 19 are being encouraged to join in with the Petrov theme.

Birmingham Mail: Peter Withe would love Christian Benteke to end his long-standing 20 league goals record - providing the Villa striker strives to beat it again next season. Benteke has the final two games at home to Chelsea on Saturday and at Wigan on the final day eight days later to add two more to his 18-goal debut season tally.

Daily Express: Former Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore is tipping Christian Benteke to become one of the stars of European football. Benteke is on the verge of becoming the first Villa player to score 20 league goals in a season since Peter Withe 32 years ago.

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Daily Telegraph: Sir Alex Ferguson arrived at Manchester United's Carrington training complex this morning amid massive speculation an announcement will be made shortly about his future.

Mirror: Wayne Rooney has told team-mates he wants to sign for Bayern Munich this summer.

BBC Sport: Wigan's hopes of staying in the Premier League were left hanging in the balance as Swansea twice came from behind to win a thriller at the DW Stadium.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

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