What the papers say

  • Last Updated: November 25 2012, 9:35 GMT

MAIL ON SUNDAY: Pep Guardiola believes Roman Abramovich is too 'trigger-happy' as Chelsea's owner to offer him the security he wants when he returns to management next year, according to sources close to the former Barcelona coach. Also: Stuart Lancaster's autumn of discontent looks set to get even worse after first-choice playmaker Toby Flood suffered a serious toe injury that looks certain to rule him out of next week's clash with New Zealand.

Pep Guardiola: Doubts over links to Chelsea

Harry Redknapp watched his new QPR players get thumped at Old Trafford, then insisted: "I can save them - and win the FA Cup." Also: Pep Guardiola is ready to snub Chelsea because he wants to boss Manchester United...Roberto Mancini revealed that he tried to sign Fernando Torres before the striker's £50million move from Liverpool to Chelsea.

DAILY STAR SUNDAY: Harry Redknapp officially became QPR boss yesterday and immediately launched a transfer raid for his former Spurs stars. Also: Darren Fletcher marked his first Premier League games for a year with a vital goal as Man United went back top with a 3-1 win against QPR yesterday.

SUNDAY MIRROR: Harry Redknapp wants David Beckham to join his QPR revolution. Also: Jonny Evans was the goal king who inspired another United fightback...Angry Arsenal fans turned on Arsene Wenger and his shot-shy team at rain-lashed Villa Park...Roman Abramovich must convince Pep Guardiola to give up his Manchester United dream to make him Chelsea's next full-time boss.

SUNDAY EXPRESS: Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has launched a stinging attack on Chelsea over referee Mark Clattenburg. Also: England skipper Chris Robshaw last night held his hands up and took the blame for his side's latest defeat at Twickenham...Manchester United believe they can land Everton defender Leighton Baines in January.

SUNDAY PEOPLE: Harry Redknapp will make an audacious bid to tempt David Beckham to QPR. Also: Harry Redknapp struggled to raise a smile as he watched his QPR team slump to defeat after throwing away a lead at Old Trafford...Rafa Benitez has identified Oscar as the key man in his desperate bid to kick-start £50million misfit Fernando Torres...Luis Suarez could be snapped up for £40million at the end of the season - after it emerged the striker has a release clause in his contract.

THE OBSERVER: Stuart Lancaster, the England head coach, was forced to defend the decision-making of his captain, Chris Robshaw, for the second week running after a 16-15 defeat to South Africa ended his side's ambition of breaking into the top four of the rankings before next month's World Cup draw. Also: For about 12 minutes at Old Trafford it appeared Harry Redknapp might have transformed Queens Park Rangers' fortunes just by breathing on them.

INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: Fernando Torres could have been lining up for Manchester City at Stamford Bridge this afternoon instead of Chelsea, Roberto Mancini has revealed. Also: England had talked throughout the build-up to this dispiriting second successive defeat by a southern hemisphere superpower about the physical challenge always presented by South Africa. But as much as Test rugby is about the tough nuts, there is a prime place for cool heads and calm, collective decision-making - and both went missing in a shambolic conclusion to England's 11th match in a row without a win over the Springboks.

SUNDAY TIMES: Did one wrong call from England captain Chris Robshaw cost his team a dramatic winning score and the Springbok scalp? Also: Harry Redknapp returned to Premier League management at a club that "can't get any lower" and told his players that they are why Queens Park Rangers are "rock bottom".

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: England's second successive defeat at Twickenham came complete with another controversy over captain Chris Robshaw's decision-making. Also: Roman Abramovich has told new Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez that he must get the best out of Fernando Torres this season as Roberto Mancini raised the prospect of Manchester City, Chelsea's opponents today, signing the £45million striker should he be for sale.