The top stories making Tuesday’s back pages in the UK…
The Sun: Louis van Gaal’s players are like robots, play disgusting football — and he is not the right man to manage Manchester United. That is the devastating verdict of Andrei Kanchelskis — who became the latest Old Trafford legend to slam LVG after Paul Scholes’ outburst last week.
Also: Jose Mourinho has been hit with another double whammy — a stadium ban and a lawsuit.
And: Remi Garde made a mad dash through fog — to get a crystal clear picture of the massive job he has just taken on at Aston Villa.
Daily Mirror: Emmanuel Adebayor could have a route back into football with Watford in January.
Also: Wilfried Bony knows he needs goals to silence his critics among Manchester City’s fans.
Daily Star: Chelsea’s fans are keeping Jose Mourinho in his job – for now.
Also: Louis van Gaal says he may be forced to give Wayne Rooney a break.
Daily Mail: Manchester United are monitoring Leicester City’s in-form winger Riyad Mahrez.
Also: Jose Mourinho has been banned by the FA from the match expected to determine if he survives as Chelsea manager.
Daily Express: Kevin Mirallas is growing increasingly concerned his lack of minutes for Everton could hinder his hopes of going to Euro 2016 with Belgium.
Also: Paul Pogba has NOT agreed to join Barcelona, according to his agent Mino Raiola.
Metro: Liverpool have placed Barcelona forward Cristian Tello on their list of transfer targets as it looks like he wants out of the Nou Camp on a permanent basis.
Also: Arsenal are looking to finally sign Genoa’s Diego Perotti in the January transfer window, according to reports.
The Times: José Mourinho’s terrible season took another turn for the worse yesterday when he was given a one-match stadium ban and a £40,000 fine by the FA for abusing Jon Moss, the referee, during the half-time interval of Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat away to West Ham United ten days ago.
Also: Mourinho will be permitted to work for another English club if he is sacked by Chelsea under the terms of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
Also: Randy Lerner levelled a thinly veiled dig at Tim Sherwood last night after the Aston Villa owner appointed Rémi Garde as manager on a three-and-a-half-year contract thought to be worth £2 million a season.
The Guardian: Cristiano Ronaldo has not ruled out leaving Real Madrid, saying his future is still undecided. The 30-year-old has been regularly linked with moves away from the Spanish side, with his former club Manchester United often touted as a possible destination as is Major League Soccer.