What the papers say
A look at the stories making the back-page headlines from Sunday's national press.
Roy Hodgson is on the brink of a dramatic U-turn by recalling Rio Ferdinand to the England squad. Also: Manchester City hat-trick hero Carlos Tevez could be on his way to Monaco.
THE SUN ON SUNDAY
Alex Ferguson has warned Wayne Rooney he is being exploited by the FA. Also: Harry Redknapp saw his rock-bottom side beat Sunderland 3-1 and declared: It's do or die now.
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is in advanced talks to join super-rich Monaco. Also: Job applications don't come much more convincing than this one from Roberto Martinez as he guided Wigan to their first FA Cup semi-final.
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says striker Wayne Rooney will be offered a new contract by Manchester United before his £230,000-a-week deal ends in 2015. Also: Wales and Scotland agreed last night that England will have their work cut out to win the Grand Slam next Saturday in Cardiff after the Welsh saw off the Scots 28-18 at Murrayfield yesterday.
Dave Whelan has revealed he had an FA Cup dream - and yesterday the first part came prophetically true. Also: Real Madrid are putting together a stunning £110million package to capture Gareth Bale.
STAR ON SUNDAY
Carlos Tevez put Man City further on the road to Wembley with an FA Cup hat-trick against Barnsley. Also: Toby Flood has warned Owen Farrell he is not just keeping the No.10 jersey warm for him today - he wants it back for good!
Sir Alex Ferguson has risked being sanctioned by the Football Association after claiming that Wayne Rooney is not treated fairly by the governing body and that the striker should curb his England media commitments. Also: Harry Redknapp believes QPR can mount a great escape from relegation after they beat Sunderland 3-1 in what the manager described as the club's best performance since he took charge in November.
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
Rob Howley urged his players to produce one of the greatest games of their lives in next weekend's Six Nations decider against England in Cardiff. Also: Where now for these teams and their coaches? A draw was hard on Ireland and Declan Kidney, whose future still remains bleak, while France coach Philippe Saint-Andre must be counting his blessings.
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Sir Alex Ferguson has promised to offer Wayne Rooney a new contract despite fierce scrutiny over the striker's future after he did not start the Champions League tie against Real Madrid. Also: Nick Compton can look forward to a chance to play against Australia this summer, 60 years after his grandfather, Denis, hit the runs which won the Ashes, following an emotional maiden Test century.
THE SUNDAY TIMES
Bayern Munich might test Manchester United's resolve to keep Wayne Rooney, even though Sir Alex Ferguson has promised the forward will be offered a contract extension to keep him into his 30s. Also: Manchester City's failure to find a big-name coach to succeed Roberto Mancini could see them appoint a man few of their fans will have heard of. Ernesto Valverde, 49, is so low-profile he could walk into the City souvenir shop unrecognised.