What the papers say

  • Last Updated: January 11 2014, 7:44 GMT

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

Robin van Persie: Facing another six weeks on the sidelines
Robin van Persie: Facing another six weeks on the sidelines

DAILY MAIL: Manchester United fear Robin van Persie could be on the sidelines for another six weeks with a repeat of the thigh injury he suffered at Arsenal. Also: West Ham are braced for another blow, with Fulham set to make a £7.5million approach for Ravel Morrison and fellow midfielder Mohamed Diame.

DAILY MIRROR: Peter Schmeichel has accused Manchester United players of ducking their responsibilities. Also: Sam Allardyce has waited all season for bearded saviour Andy Carroll to resurrect West Ham's season.

THE SUN: Andy Carroll will be catapulted back into West Ham's squad today. Also: Manchester United hope there is a Pharoah chance a trip to Egypt will solve Wayne Rooney's injury woe.

THE TIMES: David Moyes has appeared to question whether Manchester United's best is still good enough as the club bid to avoid a fourth successive defeat for the first time in 53 years. Also: Everyone has a story about Emmanuel Adebayor. They are not uniformly positive.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: David Moyes has said he will not alter his course at Manchester United by defiantly vowing to keep faith with the methods that have left the club facing four consecutive defeats for the first time in more than 50 years. Also: Sam Allardyce insists he was right to blow his West Ham budget on Andy Carroll and would sign the striker with an injury again.

THE GUARDIAN: David Moyes' traumatic week continued when the Manchester United manager was charged by the Football Association for misconduct yesterday, having been forced to deny his new-look coaching staff are the prime reason for the champions' dismal run of form. Also: Jose Mourinho says he has helped Eden Hazard improve so much it is now inconceivable that Chelsea could sell the Belgian - even for "crazy" money.

DAILY EXPRESS: David Moyes fears that his players may not be good enough to halt Manchester United's slide. Also: Manuel Pellegrini took a thinly disguised dig at Roberto Mancini by claiming he has liberated Manchester City's stars.

THE INDEPENDENT: So here comes one of the most beguiling and entirely unpredictable stories of a Premier League season which is not exactly short of them. We are about to discover whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the epitome of equanimity and an uncombative nature, can form a successful partnership with Vincent Tan, the serial interferer from Malaysia who regularly telephoned the new Cardiff City manager's predecessor with requests that his players score more goals from distance and make better use of throw-ins. Also: Sam Allardyce believes Andy Carroll need only take a seat on the bench to provide his West Ham United team-mates and the club's supporters with a significant and timely fillip as they end a tumultuous week by resuming their struggle to stay in the Premier League with a key fixture at Cardiff City.

DAILY STAR: Wayne Rooney has been sent on a sunshine break to boost his fitness in the hope he can save Manchester United's season. Also: FA chairman Greg Dyke has revealed just the final details are being discussed before it is officially announced the 2022 World Cup will not take place in the summer.


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