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Wednesday media watch [08.05.13 PM]: Gabby/Guzan in focus

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Wednesday media watch [08.05.13 PM]: Gabby/Guzan in focus

Express and Star: Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor today warned 'we are not safe yet' after the club's survival fight took another twist. Wigan's 3-2 defeat to Swansea last night kept Villa five points above the drop zone with two games left - ending with an end-of-season showdown at the third-bottom Latics.

Birmingham Mail Online: David Cameron has paid tribute to retiring Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and said he hoped it would be good news for Aston Villa. The Prime Minister tweeted this morning after the news that Sir Alex Ferguson was planning to step down at the end of the season.

Major League Soccer: Brad Guzan become just the fifth American to win club MVP honors in the English Premier League by taking Aston Villa's Player of the Season prize home from their awards banquet on Tuesday night. The Illinois native also won the Terrace Trophy, given to the team's top performer by the supporters. Guzan joined Clint Dempsey, Brad Friedel, Stuart Holden and Brian McBride as the only US internationals to claim a club Player of the Season award in England's top flight since the Premier League began in 1992.

ClubCall: Aston Villa, Fulham and Norwich are set to battle for the signature of Wolverhampton Wanderers' French-born winger Bakary Sako. Villa boss Paul Lambert has been tracking the fortunes of Sako at Wolves as the 25-year-old left-winger took the Championship by storm before injury struck.

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BBC Sport: Wigan boss Roberto Martinez says his players will not give up on Premier League survival despite Tuesday's damaging 3-2 home defeat by Swansea.

Sky Sports: Everton boss David Moyes is in pole position to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, Sky sources understand.

BBC Sport: Pep Guardiola will begin his tenure as Bayern Munich's head coach on 26 June.

Sky Sports: Manchester United chief executive David Gill has paid tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson following the Scot's decision to retire at the end of the season.

*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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By @AVFCOfficial 8th May 2013
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