Gerrard to Liverpool FC? Chelsea FC next manager? Man Utd fans unhappy – Wednesday’s back pages

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The top stories making Wednesday’s back pages in the UK…

The Sun: Andros Townsend could quit Tottenham in January after a bust-up with a coach.

Also: John Terry has warned any Chelsea mutineers against turning on Jose Mourinho.

And: Wayne Rooney saved boss Louis van Gaal from a savaging. Supporters booed when Anthony Martial was taken off, then chanted ‘We’re Man United, we want to attack’.


Daily Mirror: Leicester are keeping tabs on Ajax hot-shot Arkadiusz Milik.

Also: Louis van Gaal claimed he was vindicated by Wayne Rooney’s winner after United fans turned on their boss.


Daily Star: Manchester City youth boss Patrick Vieira is in contention to take over as New York City’s head coach.

Also: Arsene Wenger is planning to axe Tomas Rosicky, Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta in the summer.

And: Wayne Rooney repaid Louis Van Gaal’s faith in him last night.

Daily Mail: Monaco made a startling approach for Jose Mourinho on Tuesday but saw a staggering £35million bid rejected, according to a shareholder.


Daily Express: Chelsea will turn to Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim if Jose Mourinho is sacked, according to a leading French journalist.

Also: Wayne Rooney averted a supporters’ mutiny by ending Manchester United’s scoring drought to secure a crucial 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow.


Metro: Steven Gerrard is in talks with Liverpool over a sensational return to the club, according to reports.

Also: Arsene Wenger has included Arsenal youngster Jeff Reine-Adelaide in the Gunners’ squad for tonight’s clash with Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena.

Daily Telegraph: After 13 days 11 hours and 79 minutes, Manchester United finally scored a goal as Louis van Gaal’s side secured a tense 1-0 victory over CSKA Moscow.


The Times: After a night of tension and dissent at Old Trafford, a “relieved” Louis van Gaal insisted that his tactics had been vindicated as Manchester United claimed a narrow Champions League victory over CSKA Moscow and Wayne Rooney reached another goalscoring landmark.

Also: John Terry sounded a warning shot for any rebels in Chelsea’s dressing room as the captain came out fighting to save José Mourinho’s job as manager.


The Guardian: By the time Manchester United came out blinking from a stressful, wearying and occasionally mutinous night Wayne Rooney had moved alongside Denis Law as the second highest scorer in the club’s history.

Also: Real Madrid booked a place in the last 16 of the Champions League after the first-half substitute Nacho Fernández scored to clinch a 1-0 home win over Paris Saint-Germain.


The Independent: Steven Gerrard is in line for a sensational return to Liverpool following discussions with the club’s manager, Jürgen Klopp, The Independent can reveal.

Also: Manchester United fans reacted furiously, both at Old Trafford and on Twitter, to the decision to substitute Anthony Martial for Marouane Fellaini during the Champions League win over CSKA Moscow.

Henry Bown
Henry Bown is a UK-based sportswriter with a particular passion for soccer. Henry has been writing a range of sports content for several years, but has more recently decided to focus on soccer specifically. When he's not writing, you'll usually find him watching a match - or two!

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