What the papers say

  • Last Updated: January 7 2014, 7:34 GMT

A look at what is making the back-page headlines in today's national newspapers.

David Moyes: Set to be handed a huge war chest by Manchester United
David Moyes: Set to be handed a huge war chest by Manchester United

THE INDEPENDENT: Arsenal and England were last night devastated by the news that Theo Walcott will miss the rest of the season and the World Cup with a ruptured knee ligament. Also: Manchester United are prepared for the fact that they may not make any signings during January despite their struggles so far this season, with the club refusing to compromise by making stopgap acquisitions.

DAILY EXPRESS: David Moyes has been handed a £100million-plus war chest to rebuild Manchester United and halt the club's worrying decline. Also: Theo Walcott's season lay in tatters last night after he was ruled out of England's World Cup bid and also Arsenal's title challenge with a serious knee injury.......Harry Redknapp has emerged as the hot favourite to succeed under-fire Sam Allardyce at West Ham.

THE TIMES: Theo Walcott's World Cup dream was over last night. The England winger was told that he will not play again until next season after rupturing cruciate ligaments. Also: David Moyes tore into his Manchester United players in a furious dressing-room tirade after the FA Cup third round defeat at home to Swansea City on Sunday.

DAILY STAR: Theo Walcott has suffered World Cup heartache for the third time after being ruled out of this summer's tournament. Also: Harry Redknapp has emerged as a shock contender to replace Sam Allardyce as West Ham manager.....David Moyes tore into his Manchester United flops with an expletive-filled rant following their shock FA Cup defeat to Swansea.

DAILY MAIL: England and Arsenal were in shock last night after Theo Walcott was ruled out for the rest of the season and the World Cup with a cruciate ligament injury. Also: Manchester United will back David Moyes with a a mammoth £200million to rebuild his beleaguered team.

THE SUN: Theo Walcott is "gutted" after a knee injury ruled him out of the World Cup in Brazil. Also: David Moyes has yet to win the trust of his Manchester United stars. That is the damning assessment of Old Trafford legend Gary Pallister....... Manchester United's owners have told David Moyes: Splash the cash.

DAILY MIRROR: Theo Walcott last night suffered World Cup heartbreak when a knee injury ruled him out of action for at least six months. Also: David Moyes has around £100million to salvage Manchester United's season, but has been told not to spend it on "quick fixes".

DAILY TELEGRAPH: Theo Walcott suffered World Cup heartbreak yesterday when he was ruled out until next season with a ruptured cruciate knee ligament. Also: Southampton are calling for a new independent panel to judge complaints about referees and remain uncomfortable with Mark Clattenburg officiating their matches even after he was cleared of misconduct.

THE GUARDIAN: Arsenal and England have been dealt a cruel blow after Theo Walcott was ruled out for the rest of the season and this summer's World Cup in Brazil after suffering serious knee ligament damage during Saturday's FA Cup victory over Tottenham Hotspur. Also: David Moyes faces disappointment over the signings of Real Madrid's Fabio Coentrao and Atletico Madrid's Koke despite the Manchester United manager's urgent wish to strengthen this month.


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