What the papers say
A look at what is making the back-page headlines in today's national newspapers:
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The Times: Roberto Mancini has vowed to make widespread changes for Manchester City's FA Cup fifth-round tie against Leeds United on Sunday as the rift between him and his squad widens. Also: Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra are hopeful Cristiano Ronaldo will be overcome with emotion as they plot a way to thwart their formidable former team-mate.
The Sun: Peter Schmeichel has claimed Jose Mourinho will never be the boss at Manchester United. Also: Ole Gunnar Solksjaer last night admitted he dreams of managing Manchester United.
The Independent: Manchester United must avoid the "nightmare scenario" of Cristiano Ronaldo going one-on-one against a former team-mate, the club's former captain Gary Neville said last night. Also: The rift between Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini and his players is widening.
Daily Mail: Gary Neville has warned Manchester United they cannot beat Real Madrid unless they tame the 'monster' that is Cristiano Ronaldo. Also: Brendan Rodgers saw the start of Liverpool's big week blow up in his face last night.
Daily Star: Roberto Mancini will wield his axe as he looks to save his job and crumbling season. Also: Rio Ferdinand fears the only way to stop Cristiano Ronaldo is to turn him into an emotional wreck.
Daily Mirror: Gary Neville has warned Manchester United that Cristiano Ronaldo is a "monster" who "bullies" teams out of games. Also: Rafa Benitez last night told doubting Chelsea fans he can lead the club to a glorious future.
The Guardian: Roberto Mancini is ready to drop a number of his underperforming frontline players for Manchester United's FA Cup tie against Leeds United on Sunday. Also: Neil Lennon has urged his Celtic players to seize the moment of their Champions League last-16 tie with Juventus.
Daily Telegraph: Manchester United have identified Cristiano Ronaldo's susceptibility to becoming "too emotional" on the big occasion as a potential flaw in the Real Madrid forward's armoury. Also: Roman Abramovich's search for his 10th Chelsea manager in 10 years suffered a setback yesterday. when Jurgen Klopp, one of Europe's best young coaches, pledged his future to Borussia Dortmund.
Daily Express: Rio Ferdinand geared up for Manchester United's reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo here tomorrow by suggesting the club will smother him with love. Also: Rookie rugby league player Theo Fages stopped breathing after being knocked out during a Super League clash in Perpignan.