A round up of sporting headlines including news from England, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, aston Villa and Wales.
DAILY MAIL: Sir Alex Ferguson has compared the beginning of Louis van Gaal’s Old Trafford reign to his own troubled start at Manchester United and backed the Dutchman to turn the club around.
THE GUARDIAN: Roy Hodgson has questioned whether Liverpool are using the correct fitness regime after claiming there is little medical evidence to support the “two-day recovery” system that Brendan Rodgers has put in place at Anfield. Also: Liverpool are considering selling the Anfield main stand rights to help finance the £75m redevelopment.
THE INDEPENDENT: Ten-man Wales had the unlikely figures of David Cotterill and Hal Robson-Kanu to thank as they edged to a nervy victory over Cyprus.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admits it hurt to see old side lose to rivals under Moyes but backs Van Gaal to improve fortunes. Also: England players surprised by manager Roy Hodgson’s comments about Raheem Sterling being ‘tired’
DAILY STAR: Aston Villa will have to double Ron Vlaar’s wages to have any chance of keeping him away from Manchester United. Also: Arsenal will bid £8m for Celtic’s Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, 23, in January.
DAILY EXPRESS: Jack Wilshere insists Arsenal will cope without the injured Mesut Ozil after broadening his own range of midfield talents in his best performance operating in England’s holding role. Also: Chelsea have stolen a march on Arsenal in the chase for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, 27, because the Spanish giants are interested in Blues goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32.
DAILY MIRROR: Manchester United are poised to offer goalkeeper David De Gea, 23, a new £30m deal in an attempt to discourage interest from Real Madrid.
METRO: Midfielder Mezut Ozil, 25, has denied he wants to leave Arsenal and join Bayern Munich.