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Shaw out for the season? Chelsea FC axe four? Gerrard denies racism claims – Wednesday’s back pages

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

The Sun: Luke Shaw was in tears after a double fracture left his Euro 2016 dream in tatters.

Also: Jose Mourinho is set to drop four of his biggest stars as Chelsea turn to the Champions League in a bid to kick-start their season.

And: Steven Gerrard reacted with fury after being accused of racism by El Hadji Diouf.

Daily Mirror: Football bad boy El-Hadji Diouf has made the outrageous claim that Steven Gerrard and Liverpool are racist in an astonishing rant.

Also: Liverpool flop Iago Aspas only learned ONE WORD of English while at the club.

And: Manchester United have confirmed Luke Shaw suffered a double fracture of the right leg in Manchester United’s Champions League defeat to PSV Eindhoven.

Daily Star: Arsene Wenger has revealed his drive to win the Champions League with Arsenal is ‘immense’.

Also: Louis van Gaal has warned his Manchester United players they need to be more clinical in front of goal following their loss to PSV Eindhoven.

And: Luke Shaw was reduced to tears after suffering a double leg break on a nightmare Champions League return for Manchester United.

Daily Mail: Rio Ferdinand believes former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was wrong to let Paul Pogba leave because the Juventus star can be a future Ballon d’Or winner.

Also: Spain legend Xavi says he will always respect Manchester United coach Louis Van Gaal despite being humiliated by him when they were together at Barcelona.

Daily Express: Jose Mourinho has axed four of his star players for struggling Chelsea’s opening Champions League clash against Maccabi Tel Aviv tonight.

Also: Luke Shaw was left in tears after suffering an horrific double leg break as Manchester United made a disastrous return to the Champions League in Holland.

And: Hector Moreno has apologised to Luke Shaw for breaking his leg during the Champions League tie between PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United.

Metro: Chelsea are set for a transfer battle this winter to secure the services of highly-rated Valencia defender Jose Gaya, reports in Spain say.

Also: Memphis Depay cost Manchester United just £19million, according to reports.

Daily Telegraph: In the end, the result did not quite seem to matter. Manchester United can recover from a Champions League Group B opening day defeat against PSV Eindhoven, but Luke Shaw’s immediate prospects appear so much bleaker because of the sickening injury that ended his participation in this fixture and, barring a remarkable recovery, his hopes of any further involvement in this season.

Also: Against the Old Lady of Juventus there was a look of faded familiarity to Manchester City.

And: With Jack Wilshere having already missed 928 days through injury since 2009 and now facing surgery on what is a 16th separate setback to his ankle, foot or lower leg, the concern inside Arsenal on Tuesday was as much for his mental well-being as physical health.

The Times: His haircut was almost as severe as the statistics that tell the story of Chelsea’s dismal start to the season, but it must not be assumed that José Mourinho’s new look is indicative of an existential crisis.

Also: Luke Shaw was left “crying in the dressing room” after suffering a double leg fracture last night that will rule the Manchester United and England left back out for at least six months.

And: Even now, in rampant form on the domestic front, Manchester City find new ways to falter on the European stage.

The Guardian: Luke Shaw suffered a double fracture of his right leg during Manchester United’s Champions League defeat at PSV Eindhoven. While this left the full-back in tears and will rule him out for at least six months, Louis van Gaal remains hopeful Shaw could play again this season.

Also: Anthony Martial’s full debut for Manchester United was almost over before it had even begun, after the rest of the squad left their hotel in Eindhoven without the France forward on the team bus.

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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