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Muller to Man Utd? Mourinho under pressure? Liverpool FC legend blasts Benitez – Monday’s back pages

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

The Sun: Manchester City are facing a Champions League injury crisis with THREE key men set to miss tomorrow’s crunch clash with Juventus. Also: Louis van Gaal has warned that his players face more ‘boring’ hard work in their title pursuit.

Daily Mirror: Michail Antonio will make his West Ham debut on Monday night after revealing his mum stopped him signing for Tottenham. Also: Anthony Martial is set for his first Manchester United start on Tuesday following his stunning goalscoring debut. And: Steven Gerrard has blasted his former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez over the sale of Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid in 2009. Plus: Jose Mourinho had an amazing bust-up at Goodison Park with Roberto Martinez.

Daily Star: Jose Mourinho unleashed a foul-mouthed tirade at Roberto Martinez after Chelsea’s disastrous start to their title defence continued. Also: Arsene Wenger has told Arsenal they must make a fast start in the Champions League – without skipper Per Mertesacker. And: Theo Walcott has warned stumbling Chelsea that Arsenal’s best is yet to come.

Daily Mail: As Jose Mourinho stomps around the training ground, Chelsea employees dive into side rooms or peek around corners to avoid their temperamental manager. Nobody wants to come into contact with him these days. Not when the mood is black and the atmosphere oppressive.

Daily Express: Jose Mourinho aimed a foul-mouthed blast at Everton manager Roberto Martinez during a heated spat following Chelsea’s latest Premier League defeat. Also: Steven Gerrard has claimed Mario Balotelli will never be a world-class striker. And: Anthony Martial earned a glowing tribute from Thierry Henry after doing a pretty good impression of the player he has been compared to.

Metro: Manchester United are expecting to finally sign Thomas Muller in the January transfer window, according to reports. Also: Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has admitted that he wanted Jose Mourinho at Anfield, claiming that it would have been a perfect match.

Daily Telegraph: Newcastle United will test Queens Park Rangers’ resolve to retain Charlie Austin in January after they refused to meet the £15 million asking price this summer. Also: Jose Mourinho betrayed signs that he was feeling the strain of Chelsea’s poor start to the season by launching an angry attack on Everton manager Roberto Martínez.

The Times: A furious José Mourinho took out his frustrations at Chelsea’s mounting problems on Roberto Martínez after losing 3-1 to Everton at Goodison Park, directing an extraordinary foul-mouthed rant at his opposite number over the order in which the rival managers conducted post-match press duties. Also: On the one hand, there was Louis van Gaal, stood in a corridor outside the press conference room at Old Trafford, trying his best to temper expectations around Anthony Martial.

The Independent: Nacho Monreal believes Arsenal have the mental strength to come through their opening Champions League test against Dinamo Zagreb’s own “Invincibles” on Wednesday.

Kirk Miller
Kirk is a lifelong follower of all motorsports, particularly Formula 1, Nascar and WRC. When not found at the side of the circuit, eyes stinging from the burnt rubber, he also covers tennis, eSports and other categories for us.

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