What the papers say
A look at what is making the back-page headlines in today's national newspapers.
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THE SUN: Mark Halsey insists the vile abuse Premier League referees suffer could drive an official to commit suicide. Also: Ashley Young faces a visit from Premier League chiefs in a bid to stop him diving.
DAILY MAIL: Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a staggering five-year deal with Real Madrid - worth almost twice as much as Gareth Bale will be earning in Spain. Also: Wayne Rooney's head injury might have stopped him playing for England, but one quick-thinking company helped get the striker back on the pitch at Old Trafford sooner than expected.
DAILY MIRROR: Referees have been warned not to speak to managers after Mark Halsey's claim that he text Sir Alex Ferguson. Also: Cristiano Ronaldo stole Gareth Bale's thunder and broke Manchester United's hearts yesterday when he signed a staggering new deal that ties him to Real Madrid for five more years.
DAILY EXPRESS: David Moyes rushed Wayne Rooney back into action to ensure he is fit for Sunday's Manchester derby. Also: Mo Farah, beaten by Kenenisa Bekele in a dramatic Great North Run finish yesterday, is set for a big rematch at the London Marathon.
DAILY STAR: Cristiano Ronaldo has finally killed off any chance of making a return to Manchester United. Also: Mauricio Pochettino had fired a warning to England new boy Rickie Lambert.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Mo Farah was left frustrated by an agonising near-miss in one of the greatest road races witnessed in Britain yet his defeat at a windy, rainswept Bupa Great North Run by Kenenisa Bekele hinted at a rivalry which could thrill and nourish world athletics for years to come.
THE TIMES: Andy Murray believes that he can lead Great Britain to a period of global prosperity, backed by a generation of improving young players who have been inspired by his historic exploits at Wimbledon this summer. Also: Cristiano Ronaldo clearly has no intention of living in Gareth Bale's shadow.
THE GUARDIAN: Gareth Bale's big night gave way to Cristiano Ronaldo's big day as Real Madrid followed up the Welshman's debut with the announcement of the signing that the club's supporters wanted more than any other. Ronaldo has extended his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2018, when he will be 33. Also: The demise of the Heineken Cup in its present form is moving ever closer after a leading English club figure said the top Premiership and French sides would be "crazy" to remain in the tournament after this season.
THE INDEPENDENT: Manchester United's manager, David Moyes, has ruled out any immediate prospect of Wayne Rooney being deployed in midfield, where he was so unhappy to be placed by Sir Alex Ferguson, declaring on the eve of a Champions League campaign to which the player is so integral that his Old Trafford rehabilitation is under way.