Regional Paper Talk: Manchester overhaul

Nani, Anderson and Darren Fletcher face an uncertain future at Manchester United, as do the likes of Samir Nasri and Gareth Barry at City.

Last Updated: 19/03/13 at 15:38 Post Comment

Nani: Faces uncertain future at Manchester United

Nani: Faces uncertain future at Manchester United

LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Two West Ham supporters have been arrested for racially aggravated assault and one for criminal damage following the stormy derby at Stamford Bridge yesterday.

Bryan Ruiz says Fulham are not a one-man team, after Dimitar Berbatov won them the points again.

Jussi Jaaskelainen today conceded that West Ham's next home match against West Brom will be "a massive game".

Frank Lampard hopes Chelsea can finish the season on a high after climbing to third place in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over West Ham.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Bryan Ruiz has set his sights on a top-10 finish after Fulham recorded an impressive win at Spurs on Sunday.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester United's midfield looks set for a summer shake-up with the futures of Nani, Anderson, Paul Scholes and Darren Fletcher under the spotlight.

Manchester City assistant boss David Platt dismissed speculation about Roberto Mancini's future after the defeat at Everton.

The futures of up to 11 first-team Manchester City players are in the air as the Blues start the rebuilding process. City will move on Wayne Bridge and Roque Santa Cruz, while Kolo Toure is also still likely to go, despite being one of the Blues' better players in recent weeks. But some bigger names are also under threat, even though the decisions on who stays and who goes will not be finalised until later in the season. Maicon, Samir Nasri, Edin Dzeko, Scott Sinclair, Aleks Kolarov, Gareth Barry, Dedryck Boyata and John Guidetti could all go.

High on City's wanted list this summer are strikers Radamel Falcao and Edinson Cavani, with Malaga starlet Isco and Roma's Brazilian defender Marquinhos also being tracked.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Jordan Henderson insists Saturday's crushing 3-1 defeat to Southampton doesn't represent a terminal blow to Liverpool's hopes of qualifying for Europe.

John Heitinga insists Everton must maintain the intensity which led to their rousing victory over Manchester City if they are to win their race for European football next season.

Darron Gibson feels normal service has been resumed at Everton following their stunning win over champions Manchester City.

Shane Lowry has denied posting inflammatory messages in support of the IRA on his Twitter account.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Alan Pardew believes the TV footage of Callum McManaman does the talking when it comes to the controversial challenge at the DW Stadium.

Simon Mignolet knows the international break will not stop Sunderland players thinking about the fight against relegation.

THE JOURNAL

Martin O'Neill has admitted his players badly lacked creativity as Sunderland's woes continued against ten-man Norwich.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Garry Monk insists Swansea City are not prepared to let their season fade away.

EXPRESS & STAR

Peter Odemwingie was today facing fresh punishment after launching another Twitter tirade against West Brom in which he told a fan he wants to be sacked.

Goalkeeper Ben Foster today urged West Brom to go all out to tie in-form defender Gareth McAuley to a new Hawthorns contract.

Andreas Weimann's Aston Villa team-mates today urged him to commit his future to the claret and blues and put pen to paper on a new contract.

Manager Dean Saunders today hailed his Wolves side for fighting back from rock bottom.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Neil Warnock last night insisted he was planning to take charge of Leeds United at Ipswich Town on March 30 after a 2-1 defeat to Huddersfield Town began the countdown to his departure from Elland Road.

THE PINK UN

Chris Hughton insisted his 10 men had suffered rough justice in a stirring Premier League 1-1 draw at Sunderland.

THE DAILY ECHO

Mauricio Pochettino revealed that he lost his temper with his players at half-time against Liverpool, despite a stunning opening 45 minutes from Saints.

Jay Rodriguez admits he is thriving under the management of Mauricio Pochettino.

READING POST

Nicky Shorey said Reading proved their quality despite losing 1-0 at Manchester United.

THE SENTINEL

Tony Pulis fears that Charlie Adam is still going through a tough grieving process which is hindering his first season at Stoke City.

WIGAN EVENING POST

Callum McManaman is keeping his fingers crossed that a moment of "over-enthusiasm" has not robbed him of his Wembley dream.

THE STAR

Wednesday are praying that top scorer Michail Antonio avoids a long lay-off after he was carried off with a groin injury at Hillsborough on Saturday.

EVENING TIMES

Lee McCulloch today looked forward to laying his hands on his first-ever trophy as Rangers captain - and silencing the Ibrox club's critics.

Paul McGowan today admitted St Mirren's never-to-be-forgotten Scottish Communities League Cup triumph over Hearts could persuade him to sign a new deal with the Buddies.

Gary Teale revealed that winning the Scottish Communities League Cup with St Mirren is the highlight of his career.

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ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

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hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

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rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

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