From the Back Pages, September 11: Sir Bradley Wiggins surrenders hope of victory at Tour of Britain

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Perhaps it was asking a little too much of Sir Bradley Wiggins to conjure a valedictory victory in the Tour of Britain this week, much as it would have been a fitting way to move on to the next chapter of his career. (The Times)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been told that he is expected to finish no lower than third in the Premier League this season, with no further substantial additions to the squad after this summer’s £153.1million outlay. (The Independent)

Gabriel Barbosa Almeida, simply known by Gabriel, is the striker dubbed the ‘new Neymar’ who looks destined to follow in the Brazilian’s footsteps from Santos to Barcelona. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham Hotspur are considering “four or five” options as a temporary home after confirming that they will be highly unlikely to move into a new stadium until 2018 and would need to spend a season away from White Hart Lane. (The Guardian)

MANCHESTER UNITED are set to take advantage of their financial situation by launching a January bid for Juventus star Arturo Vidal, according to reports from Chile. (The Express)

Gary Neville has admitted that he still cannot understand Manchester United’s decision to sell Danny Welbeck to Arsenal. (The Telegraph)

Matt Prior is facing up to the biggest challenge of his cricket career following a horrific discovery during surgery. What should have been a routine Achilles operation on his left leg last week became anything but after his surgeon found a giant tear up the middle of his tendon. (The Mirror)