The Mail do an about turn on Ronaldo's future, throwing poo at a wall and...
Lawro beats the bookies (as long as you ignore what the bookies do), Tony Pulis makes history and more from the papers...
1) Ronaldo scored the equaliser rather than the opener.
2) That's not a photograph of Ronaldo's scoring header as he out-jumped Patrice Evra and not Phil Jones.
3) Other than that, sterling work from the Metro.
4) Well it is free.
Mediawatch: A Slight Return (Part One)
Mediawatch was shocked to see Cristiano Ronaldo bury his header in the 30th minute at the Bernabeu because The Sun's Antony Kastrinakis had told us on Wednesday after in-no-way-deeply-flawed calculations that he was most likely to score in the 50th minute.
He confidently told us not to 'make a cuppa immediately after half-time' because that was when we should expect goals from both Robin van Persie and Ronaldo. Actually, had you made a cuppa just after half-time, you would have missed absolutely f*** all.
Name The Footballer
Who was described in The Sun's player ratings as 'valiant, heroic throughout' and received a higher mark (7) than Jonny Evans (6)?
If you answered 'Wayne Rooney' and you haven't yet seen The Sun...congratulations, you are Antony Kastrinakis.
Mediawatch: A Slight Return (Part Two)
Let us take you back to Wednesday morning and the betting advice of 'sports betting's top tipster' Derek McGovern in the Daily Mirror on the likelihood of 'flat-track bully' Ronaldo scoring against Manchester United.
Wrote McGovern: 'When the opponents don't have a weakest link to single out, he tends to chicken out. So don't be tempted by ludicrous odds of 4-6 for Ronaldo to score tonight and instead lump on at 11-10 that he doesn't.'
Oh how Mediawatch hopes he did indeed 'lump on'.
Martin Keown in the Daily Mail, p85: 'A big reason United didn't man-mark Cristiano Ronaldo is that Angel Di Maria was just as threatening on the opposite flank. The Argentine is so fast and gives defenders nightmares, popping up all over the place. His work-rate is fantastic and he is not afraid to take anyone on. He also put the cross in for Ronaldo's equaliser.'
The Daily Mail's verdict on Angel Di Maria, p87: 'Tested De Gea with low shot but will perhaps feel he should have contributed more.'
Like the cross for a vital equaliser, perhaps?
Here We Go Again...
According to the Daily Star: 'Andre Villas-Boas has risked another row with Hugo Lloris by denying him the chance to face his former club tonight. Lloris is the France No.1 and was not happy when he signed for Tottenham from Lyon in an £8m transfer last summer to find himself on the bench behind Brad Friedel.'
The so-very-not-happy Lloris in October: "When you come into a new club, you have to prove yourself and that is logical. Things will come naturally, I won't force them. I expected that because England remains a specific culture. Englishmen want to see you play on their pitches before judging you, but this questioning is fine to me."
Lloris has now started Tottenham's last 15 Premier League games. We suspect he's really quite fine.
More Than Happy
Coventry City manager Mark Robins, February 7: "I am more than happy as manager of Coventry City. [Maybe] If Manchester United came calling...but they have a manager.
"I have been here for five months, so we're getting dangerously close to the 11th-month average for Coventry managers. But, in all seriousness, I had a meeting with some of the board on Wednesday and spoke to the owner about other things planning for the future, so that should tell you a story."
Mark Robins becomes Huddersfield Town manager. Huddersfield Town are not Manchester United.
Neil Custis Tweet Of The Week
Apologies for Mediawatch's pick on Wednesday, we had forgotten about this gem from Tuesday: 'Just had a lovely chat with Ollie holt in our Madrid Hotel but did notice the 'I' but on his laptop was a bit worn.'
Headline Of The Day
'I'll put pedal to the Metal' - The Daily Express on Newcastle facing Metalist.
Spanish Headline Of The Day
'La noche en la que De Gea fue un diablo' - Marca.
Thanks to today's Mediawatch spotter Bobbie Andrews. If you spot anything that belongs on this page, mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, putting 'Mediawatch' in the subject field.