Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Fu Aims to Pick off Top Scot

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Fu Aims to Pick off Top Scot

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Snooker's masked man Marco Fu will be looking to mug Alan McManus when the Crucible's biggest giant killer so far returns to Embassy World Championship duty in Sheffield.

Fu sent shockwaves throughout the Sheffield venue when he sent `Rocket' Ronnie O'Sullivan spinning out of the tournament on Tuesday.

Now the Asian star is looking to do the same to Scotsman McManus though snooker is not the only subject occupying his thoughts at the moment.

Fu arrived in Britain three weeks ago, flying in from the Far East wearing a face mask as a precaution against the SARS virus.

He will don the mask once more when he returns home following his engagement in the Premier League finals at Sunderland next month.

"It's better to take precautions," said the 27-year-old from Happy Valley.

"I don't know anyone personally who has died. But I will be wearing my mask again once I fly home."

McManus certainly will not be taking Fu lightly as he attempts to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in a decade. …

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