What the papers say
A look at the stories making the back-page headlines in Monday's national newspapers.
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THE SUN: David Moyes saw Manchester United crash out of the FA Cup and admitted: There is no excuse. Also: Jose Mourinho fears English teams will suffer in Europe if they do not dive.
DAILY MAIL: David Moyes underlined the mounting crisis enveloping Manchester United yesterday by admitting there was now an 'urgency' over recruiting new players in January. Also: Sam Allardyce last night refused to apologise for fielding an inexperienced line-up against Nottingham Forest, saying after West Ham were mauled 5-0 that the FA Cup was third on his list of priorities.
DAILY MIRROR: David Moyes admitted his Manchester United squad are not good enough after they were dumped out of the FA Cup. Also: Theo Walcott is set to miss four weeks with a knee injury in another huge blow to Arsenal
DAILY EXPRESS: Jose Mourinho claims English clubs will suffer in Europe because foreign clubs will not weed out their divers. Also: Alastair Cook maintained he has the backing of the ECB and the self-belief that he remains the right man to lead England despite guiding them to a worst-ever Ashes defeat.
DAILY STAR: David Moyes admitted there could be no excuses as Manchester United were plunged into a mid-season crisis after being dumped out of the FA Cup. Also: Jose Mourinho claims English clubs will suffer in Europe because foreign clubs will not weed out their divers.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: David Moyes admitted there was an urgent need to add new players to his Manchester United squad following FA Cup humiliation against Swansea City on Sunday, but warned it was "doubtful" that signings would be made this month. Also: Alastair Cook believes he has received a "vote of confidence" from the England and Wales Cricket Board to carry on as captain and is "desperate" to lead the rebuilding process alongside Andy Flower.
THE TIMES: Andy Flower admitted that he should have anticipated the dreadful batting that sent England spinning to only their third 5-0 Ashes whitewash in history. Also: Just when you think Manchester United have hit rock bottom this season, they sink farther.
THE GUARDIAN: David Moyes ended this dire defeat with his arms folded, entering and exiting the technical area in the vain hope that his Manchester United side could somehow answer Wilfried Bony's late strike. Also: England may have surrendered once again in Sydney, producing another wretched batting performance on the third day of the fifth Test as Australia completed only the third 5-0 whitewash in Ashes history, but even in bitter defeat Alastair Cook has again committed himself to staying on as captain.
THE INDEPENDENT: David Moyes admitted that there is an "urgency" to reinforce his Manchester United squad with new players this month, following his team's 2-1 FA Cup third round home defeat to Swansea City, although he could give no assurances that the club will be able to do so. Also: The Portuguese government has announced three days of national mourning around the funeral tomorrow of the country's greatest sporting hero, Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, who died yesterday, shortly before what would have been his 72nd birthday.